director, Atlanta Regional Commission
Charles Chick Krautler is the director of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). As head of the official metropolitan planning organization for the 10-county, 63-city Atlanta Region, he oversees and directs regional planning programs in the areas of transportation, air quality, the environment, land use, water supply and quality, as well as aging services and workforce development. Mr. Krautler began his work in regional planning councils as the executive director of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council. Before coming to ARC, he was President of the Triangle J Council of Governments. Earlier in his career Mr. Krautler served as manager of Public Affairs for the Washington Gas Light Company in Washington, DC and executive vice president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Krautler is a member of numerous professional organizations. He currently serves as the President of the Georgia Association of Regional Development Centers (GARDC) and is a member of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC); the Clean Air Campaign (CAC) Board of Directors; the Georgia Foreign Trade Zone Board of Directors; the Southeastern Regional Directors Institute (SERDI); the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; the Atlanta Rotary Club and the Regional Leadership Forum (RLF).