Introducing:
Atlanta's New Leadership

 

In 2017, City of Atlanta residents voted for candidates for mayor, city council, school board, and municipal court judges. Here’s who we elected to serve as the new leaders of Atlanta.

 
 
 

MEET YOUR

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Mayor

 

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.

 
 
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KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS

After the runoff and recount, Keisha Lance Bottoms had around 800 more votes than Mary Norwood making her the new Mayor of Atlanta.

Keisha was elected to the Atlanta City Council in 2009, and served two terms representing the citizens of District 11.

Past POSITION:

City of Atlanta Council Member, District 11


City council president

 

The City Council President is elected at-large (citywide) and serves a four year term. They break ties, appoint  committee chairs and step in should anything happen to the Mayor until a new Mayor is found. There are no term limits for the Council President.

 
 
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FELICIA MOORE

On December 5th, 2017, Felicia Moore was elected as Atlanta City Council President with 55% of the vote. 

Felicia was elected to the Atlanta City Council in 1997, and served five terms representing the citizens of District 9. 

Past POSITION:

City of Atlanta Council Member, District 9


CITY COUNCIL

 

The City’s policy-making and legislative authority are given to a governing council (City Council) consisting of fifteen members. The City Council’s primary responsibilities are adopting ordinances, adopting the budget, and setting policy for the City. Working hand in hand with Atlanta’s Mayor and the members of the executive branch, the council plays a key role in the budget process and financial well-being of Atlanta.

 

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Carla Smith

District 1

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Amir Farokhi

District 2

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Ivory Young

District 3

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Cleta Winslow

District 4


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Natalyn Archibong

District 5

 

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Jennifer Ide

District 6

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Howard Shook

District 7

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J.P. Matzigkeit

District 8


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Dustin Hillis

District 9

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Andrea Boone

District 10

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Marci Overstreet

District 11

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Joyce Sheperd

District 12


CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE

 

Michael Julian Bond

Post 1 At-Large

Matt Westmoreland

Post 2 At-Large

Andre Dickens

Post 3 At-Large
 


School Board

 

The Atlanta Board of Education establishes and approves the policies that govern the Atlanta Public School system. The Board consists of nine members, representing six geographical districts and three "at-large" districts. One person is elected per district to represent the schools in a given district for a four-year term.

 
 

Leslie Grant 

District 1

(consists of City Council Districts 1 & 2)

 

Byron Amos

District 2

((consists of City Council Districts 3 & 4)

Michelle Olympiadis

District 3

(consists of City Council Districts 5 & 6)

 


Nancy Meister

District 4

(consists of City Council Districts 7 & 8)

Erika Y. Mitchell

District 5

(consists of City Council Districts 9 & 10)

 

Eshé Collins

District 6

(consists of City Council Districts 11 & 12)


Kandis Wood Jackson

At-Large, Seat 7

 

Cynthia Briscoe Brown

At-Large, Seat 8

Jason Esteves

At-Large, Seat 9