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Malaika Rivers Resigns From Cumberland CID

Cumberland CID executive director
Malaika Rivers, the former Cumberland Community Improvement District executive director, who officially resigned this week.

The longtime executive director of one of Atlanta's largest community improvement districts resigned to pursue the “next chapter” of her career.

Malaika Rivers has resigned as the executive director of the Cumberland Community Improvement District this week after more than a decade at its helm, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Rivers was named executive director in 2006.

“After 22 years and the successful completion of billions of dollars in infrastructure improvements, I am excited to let you know that it is time for me to move onto the next chapter of my career,” Rivers said in an email obtained by the Business Chronicle.

Officials with the CID did not respond to a request for a comment, and no replacement had been named as of press time.

“My intention is we’ll get together and we’ll talk about an interim plan until we can identify a new executive director, and I would hope we could move forward with that fairly quickly, but it won’t happen tomorrow,” Cumberland CID Chairman Tad Leithead told the Marietta Daily Journal. “So we’ll try to figure out a way to keep the CID in business on an interim basis until we can bring in a new director.”

Since joining the Cumberland CID in 1996, Rivers oversaw $2.5B in capital improvement projects for the 6.5-mile CID in public-private partnerships, according to the Cumberland CID's website.