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Leadership Breakfast (Election Edition): John Eaves

  • Center for Civic Innovation 115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Suite 304 Atlanta, GA 30303 (map)
John Eaves


2017 is an important year for the city of Atlanta. We will elect a new mayor, city council, and school board. Every month this year, the Center for Civic Innovation will host candidates for a candid and open conversation, where we learn more about their personal story and vision for the future of this city.

Join the Center for Civic Innovation as we welcome John Eaves, current mayoral candidate for the City of Atlanta!

7:30am Doors open, coffee and breakfast served

8:00am Coversation begins



John H. Eaves, Ph.D., Chairman of the Fulton County Commission–now serving his third four-year term in office–leads the most populous and dynamic county in Georgia, with 1.1 million residents and 14 municipalities including the City of Atlanta. Eaves was re-elected as Fulton County Chairman in 2014 with 63 percent of the vote, a testament to his county-wide popularity and support.

As the county’s Chairman, he has led Fulton County to pass the regions boldest transportation plan, transformed the criminal justice system, presided over the resurrection of Grady Memorial Hospital, improved conditions at the Fulton County Jail which lifted a decade of federal supervision, lowered its business and property taxes, and piloted initiatives to eliminate HIV/AIDS in metro Atlanta. He is running for Mayor to continue fighting for what’s important to you and your families every day.

Eaves is a 1984 graduate of Morehouse College. He earned a Master’s Degree from Yale University and obtained a doctorate from the University of South Carolina. John taught at Kennesaw State University and was an Assistant Dean at Davidson College in North Carolina. His academic honors include the American Marshall Memorial Fellowship and two Fulbright scholarships.

John resides in Atlanta and is the devoted father of his two children, Isaac and Keturah.