WHAT DOES THE MAYOR DO?
As the City’s Executive Officer, the Mayor has the power to execute and enforce provisions of the City’s charter, exercise supervision over the administration of all City departments, veto decisions of the City Council, and submit to City Council the recommended annual budget. The mayoral election is non-partisan (candidates don’t run as members of a particular political party). The Mayor serves a 4-year term and is limited to 2 consecutive terms.
Our current Mayor is Kasim Reed who has served two consecutive terms.
KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS
As of December 16, 2017, the certified runoff election results showed Keisha Lance Bottoms with a tally of 46,661 votes, or 50.44 percent; and Mary Norwood with 45,840 votes, or 49.56 percent, making
Keisha Lance Bottoms the Mayor of Atlanta.
The following individuals were candidates in the 2017 election for mayor of Atlanta.