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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Staff & Board
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Staff
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership staff is a dedicated team working to raise awareness and funding for the Atlanta BeltLine project. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership staff works closely with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. the City of Atlanta, and Partner organizations to make the Atlanta BeltLine vision a reality.
Valarie Wilson serves as Executive Director of the BeltLine Partnership, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering support for Atlanta’s BeltLine, the largest urban revitalization project in America. As executive director, Ms. Wilson is responsible for a capital campaign to raise $60 million in private funds to meet critical BeltLine needs, and she oversees an extensive program of public education and community outreach initiatives.
Read more about Valarie Wilson
Ms. Wilson is a graduate of Clark College who holds a bachelor of arts in communications, and she completed graduate studies at Troy State University in public administration. She is an elected member of the City of Decatur’s Board of Education, serves as President Elect for the Georgia School Boards Association, is a member of the Decatur Education Foundation, serves on the board of the Decatur Arts Alliance, and is a board member of the National Community Land Trust Network. Ms. Wilson is a native of Swainsboro, Georgia but now lives in Decatur with her husband, Carter; her son, Nicholas, is a junior at Georgia State University.
Rob Brawner serves as Program Director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. The Atlanta BeltLine will improve the quality of life and spur new economic development in Atlanta by connecting diverse communities with new transit, trails, parks, public art, and affordable housing. As Program Director, Rob guides the Partnership’s efforts to cultivate broad-based support for the Atlanta BeltLine, generate private sector investment in the project, and address the social and economic impacts resulting from its development.
Read more about Rob Brawner
Rob has been actively engaged with many local non-profit organizations since moving to Atlanta in 1996 and currently serves on the board of the Poncey Highland neighborhood, where he lives with his wife Stephanie and their son Nathan.
Volunteer Programs Manager
Sharron Sylvain is the Office Manager and Volunteer Programs Manager for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. In this capacity Sharron coordinates the over 1000 volunteers to staff events, canvass neighborhoods, and share the Atlanta BeltLine message.