David Allman Honored with John Williams CID Leadership Award
ATLANTA – November 15, 2021 — The Council for Quality Growth presented David Allman with the John Williams CID Leadership Award at the 12th annual Community Improvement District (CID) Recognition reception. Allman served as the Founding Chairman of the Buckhead Community Improvement District, leading the organization from its inception in 1999 to 2019.
The John Williams CID Leadership award recognizes those who have played an instrumental role in championing CIDs around the metro Atlanta region through their vision, leadership and dedication. Previous award recipients include Governor Roy Barnes, Senator Johnny Isakson, Tad Leithead, Kerry Armstrong, Bob Voyles and Mason Zimmerman.
During Allman’s tenure, the Buckhead CID undertook numerous traffic enhancement projects, the ongoing transformation of Peachtree Rd., and improvements to Loudermilk Park among many other endeavors. In 2019 he turned his eye towards another issue close to his heart – affordable housing. Allman currently serves as Founding Chairman of the Atlanta Affordable Housing Fund, a $25 million fund providing low-cost debt to support transformative affordable housing opportunities.
“We are grateful to David for the invaluable leadership he provided to the Buckhead CID for our first two decades,” said Jim Durrett, executive director of Buckhead Community Improvement District and president of the Buckhead Coalition. “This honor from the Council for Quality Growth is well deserved and the Buckhead CID joins them in thanking David for his many contributions to our city and the entire region.”
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About Buckhead CID
The objective of the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID), working with the City of Atlanta and its community partners, is to meet the challenges resulting from Buckhead’s rapid, primarily automobile-based growth, including improving safety, traffic mobility, enhancing the pedestrian environment, creating better access to public transit, initiating intra-district transportation alternatives, encouraging better integration of land uses and improving linkages to the region’s automobile, transit and bicycle networks.