Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to Join Biden’s White House Staff as Director of the Office of Public Engagement

Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) will join the White House in the coming days as director of the Office of Public Engagement, a White House official confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday.

Bottoms will replace Cedric Richmond, who left the White House last month, as one of President Biden’s top advisers in the West Wing. The Office of Public Engagement is tasked with engaging with the public about the White House’s agenda.

Elected in 2017, Bottoms served one term as mayor of Atlanta and gained prominence for her handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the city before opting not to run for reelection.

Bottoms was floated as a potential running mate for Biden before he picked Vice President Harris.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Brett Samuels