A 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.