Al Wiggins

Commissioner Department of Public Works

City of Atlanta

Al Wiggins, Jr. serves as the Commissioner for the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works

(DPW). In this role, Wiggins is responsible for oversight of the department’s $103M annual

operating budget and provides leadership to the department’s nearly 600 employees.

Wiggins is a senior executive who is adept at improving organizations by advancing the quality of

services and implementing innovative processes and procedures.

Commissioner Wiggins brings over 20 years of professional experience in city, county, and local

government to the Department of Public Works. He has long proven himself as a strategic,

organizational leader with the ability to exercise financial controls, manage budgets and improve

staff productivity. He has been employed with the City of Atlanta since March 1, 2021, leading

Public Works’ daily administrative operations and advancing the department forward with the

implementation of new technology, forging strategic business and community partnerships, and,

advancing solid waste operations throughout the pandemic.

Before his tenure as Commissioner, Wiggins, a United States Air Force veteran, also served as the

Deputy City Manager for the City of Chamblee, where he provided oversight of daily operations

and capital projects, including an audit of the City’s fee collections that corrected the fair market

tax value by over $40M, and aided in the recovery of over $500K in delinquent payments owed to

the City. Wiggins also implemented a cost-neutral reorganization of the Parks and Public Works

Departments that eliminated redundant services and increased the delivery of high-priority


Wiggins previously served as City Manager and Planning, Building, and Zoning Director for the

City of Forest Park. Other local government positions held by Wiggins include Division Manager

with Cobb County Community Development, Lead City Marshal with the City of Smyrna, and

Public Works Supervisor with the City of Avondale Estates. He launched his career in local

government as a police officer in the City of Avondale Estates.