August 29, 2016

ACC Names Drew Raessler Transportation Director

raessler_outside.jpgA Cobb County engineer and UGA graduate will take over as director Athens-Clarke County's Transportation and Public Works Department, ACC Manager Blaine Williams announced today.

Raessler replaces David Clark, who took a job as head of Fulton County's transportation department in May.

"I am excited that Drew will be coming to our dynamic government and community," Williams said in a news release. "He brings technical expertise, excellent communication skills and a natural affinity for building and maintaining multi-modal transportation systems. I am looking forward to Drew having a long and productive career here."

Most recently, Raessler served as construction engineer in the Cobb County Department of Transportation. He has experience in traffic operations, roads, multi-use paths and three SPLOST programs.

"I hope to continue the great work that is being done by Athens-Clarke County in delivering a first class transportation system that is focused on all modes of transportation and the livability of the community," Raessler said.

Raessler has a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineer from UGA—where he was captain of the Redcoat Marching Band—and a master's degree in civil engineering from Kennesaw State. 

He is married and has two young children.