Robb Pitts

Robb Pitts

Chairman Term: Jan. 01, 2023 until Dec. 31, 2026
Before being elected Chairman in 2017, Robb Pitts served on the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for twelve years. As a commissioner, he advocated to relieve the tax burden on Fulton property owners, supported the library system, protected animal rights, and helped encourage economic development in South Fulton County. Since becoming the Commission Chairman, Robb has worked to defend Fulton County’s elections system and voters, navigate the COVID-19 crisis, and bolster minority-owned financial institutions.

Robb also served on the Atlanta City Council for two decades, chairing the Finance and Community Development Committees for most of those years. As an avid sports fan, Robb played an integral role in bringing the 1996 Olympic games to Atlanta, delivering Atlanta’s bid to the International Olympic Committee alongside Billy Payne. He went on to serve as the Council’s President from 1997 – 2001.

Robb brought efficiency to city operations and procurement procedures and became known as the “taxpayers’ watchdog” for his scrutiny of the City’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.

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 a master’s degree in business administration 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.

Active in a variety of community programs and an avid patron of the arts, Robb has served on the boards of organizations such as the Georgia Municipal Association, the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Atlanta Economic Development Corporation, the Urban Residential Finance Authority, the Latin American Association, the Atlanta Ballet, the Arts Festival of Atlanta, and the Center for the Puppetry Arts. He is also a lifetime member of the NAACP.

A native of Haddock, Georgia, Robb and his wife, Fran, have one daughter.