(CUMBERLAND) Commercial property owners of the Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID) elected Trey Conway, Director of Real Estate and Corporate Facilities for The Home Depot, to the Cumberland CID Board of Directors at a Caucus of Electors Thursday morning. Conway filled an open post created by the retirement of long-serving Board Chair John Shern.

“I am delighted to join the Cumberland CID’s Board of Directors,” said Conway. “There is no other place in the Southeast that has experienced so much growth, so much diverse development, and so much excitement than Cumberland. I’ll work to continue the momentum and build upon the rich legacy of the Cumberland CID to add value to our community, our businesses, and all who live, work, and visit our home.”

John Shern’s 36 years on the Board is the longest for a CID board member in Georgia. In the early 1980s, Shern worked with local Cobb business leaders and the Cobb Chamber of Commerce to establish the vision for community improvement districts in Georgia. Through Shern’s and the Board’s visionary leadership, Cumberland has become a major employment and job center in Atlanta and the southeast with 3,700 businesses providing 88,300 jobs. Additionally, 31,000 residents now call Cumberland home, and the District draws thousands of visitors each year as an entertainment destination. Shern represented The Home Depot during his tenure and helped guide the CID through the development and delivery of major infrastructure and transportation project investments in the district including the Cumberland Boulevard Loop Road, the Kennedy Interchange, Paces Ferry Road & Interchange, U.S. 41 widening, the Windy Hill Diverging Diamond and widening, and the Akers Mill Ramp as part of the I-75 NW Express Lanes System.

As the Director of Real Estate and Corporate Facilities for The Home Depot, Conway is responsible for the existing retail real estate portfolio, new store development program, corporate facilities, and other capital and expense projects. Conway oversees the new store development in the southeast from the strategic site selection process to acquisition, including oversight of entitlements, design, and permits in preparation for construction. Additionally, Conway manages the Corporate Facilities team for all The Home Depot’s office portfolio consisting of 50+ office locations and more than 3 million square feet.

From left to right: Trey Conway and John Shern

About Cumberland CID

The Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID), Georgia’s first CID, is one of the nation’s premier models of public-private collaboration. More than 190 Commercial property owners pay additional property taxes, and the CID leverages these funds to advance key projects for increased access, better connectivity, and a more vibrant character throughout the Cumberland area. Each year, the CID creates more value for the community by initiating and leading enhancements to make Cumberland a more attractive place to operate a business, to work, and to live. Today, Cumberland has a $26.6 billion annual impact on Georgia’s economy. Cumberland is home to leading companies including Piedmont Office Realty Trust, the Atlanta Braves, The Home Depot, Papa Johns, TKE, Comcast, Genuine Parts Company, and more. To learn more about the Cumberland CID go to cumberlandcid.org.