Before being elected Chairman in 2017, Robb Pitts served on the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for twelve years. As a commissioner, he advocated for diversification of the county’s revenue sources to relieve the tax burden on Fulton property owners.

Robb also served on the Atlanta City Council for two decades, chairing the Finance and Community Development Committees for a majority of his time. He was the Council’s President from 1997 – 2001.

Chairman Pitts' Priorities

While in office, Robb has brought efficiency to county operations and procurement procedures and became known as the “taxpayers’ watchdog” for his scrutiny of the County's spending and his management of the budget process. While he was Council President, he was a strong supporter of tax relief for the elderly, including the reduction of sanitation fees, and an increase in homestead exemptions. As Chairman, here are Robb's top priorities:

Blocking Attempts to Strip Your Voting Rights

Clearing the County’s Backlog of Court Cases

Lifting up Minority-Owned Banks and Businesses

Bringing Vaccinations to Fulton County Residents


A businessman and former college professor, Robb earned degrees in education, business, languages and Latin American Studies at Ohio University, La Academia Hispanoamericana, Kent State University and La Universidad Interamericana. He has an MBA from Emory University and is a former member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors. He has taught at Clark Atlanta University, Oberlin College, and Kent State University.

Robb serves on many boards and authorities including:

What You Can Expect from Chairman Pitts


Fulton County is the largest of the 159 counties in Georgia and is home to our Capitol City – Atlanta. Fulton County continues to be highly diverse, welcoming any and all walks of life. We must continue to provide the leadership to ensure the continued growth, development and prosperity for everyone in the county, region and the State of Georgia.

Continued focus on reducing the backlog of cases in the county court system

The Board of Commissioners has prioritized the operations of our justice system during COVID-19, and we immediately sought to use the American Rescue and Recovery Act funds to resolve this issue

A push for economic development and expanded transit options in South Fulton

Fulton County has new opportunities to grow its transit system and fight back against the traffic that clogs our community, especially as Fulton is the hub of arts and culture, and access to the arts has never been greater.

Further deliver on efficient county operations and improved infrastructure

Chairman Pitts commits to ensuring that monies approved by the voters for improvements are spent wisely and in a timely manner. His focus is on the safety, security, and dignity of all residents to lead quality lives in Fulton County.

A sustainable commitment to protecting Fulton County's envirnoment

Chairman Robb Pitts sponsored new legislation to immediately begin to phase out the use of single-use plastics and substitute those products with non-plastic alternatives to help reduce Fulton County's carbon footprint.

Oversee the new county animal shelter project and provide quality animal services

Animal services are a high priority for residents. By a unanimous vote, the Board of Commissioners agreed to build a new animal shelter in Fulton County, replacing the current shelter that has been in place since the 1970s.

Maintain steady funding and improvements for Fulton County libraries and hospitals

Chairman Pitts' focus is on the best quality of living for Fulton County residents, which means sustainable funding and improvements to critical social services offered by the county to residents who need them most.



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