Live in Metro Atlanta But Don’t Know These Details?…

Thanks to the AJC for sharing this valuable information for voters who live in Metro Atlanta areas of Georgia. 

If you have questions, feedback, or suggestions that you want to direct to city and/or county officials where you live and work, then here’s the information that you need to contact them directly. If you want to know how you can become more involved to help these public servants better serve your community, well now you have their contact information. 

Please note that this list is current as of April, so please confirm by visiting their respective websites:


Mayor: Kasim Reed. 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 2400, Atlanta 30303. 404-330-6100; fax: 404-658-7361; mayorreed@atlanta

City Council: Meets at 1 p.m. the first and third Mondays at City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 2900, Atlanta 30303. 404-330-6030; fax: 404-739-9118.

Council members

Ceasar C. Mitchell, Council President. 404-330-6052,

Carla Smith. (District 1). 404-330-6039,

Kwanza Hall (District 2). 404-330-6038,

Ivory Lee Young Jr. (District 3). 404-330-6046,

Cleta Winslow (District 4). 404-330-6047,

Natalyn Mosby Archibong (District 5). 404-330-6048,

Alex Wan (District 6). 404-330-6049,

Howard Shook. (District 7) 404-330-6050,

Yolanda Adrean (District 8). 404-330-6051,

Felicia Moore (District 9). 404-330-6044,

Clarence T. Martin (District 10). 404-330-6055,

Keisha Botttoms (District 11). 404-330-6054,

Joyce Sheperd (District 12). 404-330-6053,

Michael Julian Bond (Post 1 at large). 404-330-6770,

Mary Norwood (Post 2 at large). 404-330-6302,

Andre Dickens (Post 3 at large). 404-330-6041,

Cherokee County

County Manager: Jerry W. Cooper, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton 30114; 678-493-6001; fax 678-493-6013;

County Commission: 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Upper Level, Canton 30114; 678-493-6000; fax: 678-493-6013; meets 6 p.m., first and third Tuesdays.


L.B. Ahrens (Chairman): 678-493-6000,

Steve West (District 1). 678-493-6000,

Raymond Gunnin (District 2). 678-493-6000,

Brian Poole (District 3). 678-493-6000,

K. Scott Gordon (District 4). 678-493-6000;

Clayton County

County Commission: Clayton County Administration, Annex 1, 112 Smith St., Jonesboro, Ga. 30236. Office: 770-477-3208. Fax: 770-477-3217. 

Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Commissioners’ Board Room at 112 Smith St., Jonesboro.


Jeffrey E. Turner (Chairman). 770-477-3208.

Sonna Singleton (District 1). 770-473-5770.

Gail Hambrick, (District 2). 770-603-4135.

Shana M. Rooks, (District 3). 770-477-3214.

Michael Edmondson, (District 4). 770-477-3216.

Cobb County

County manager: David Hankerson, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta 30090. 770-528-2600; fax: 770-528-2606;

County Commission: 100 Cherokee St., Marietta 30090. 770-528-3300; fax: 528-2606. Meets at 9 a.m. second Tuesdays and at 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays.


Tim Lee (Chairman). 770-528-3305,

Bob Weatherford (District 1). 770-528-3313,

Bob Ott (District 2). 770-528-3316,

JoAnn Birrell (District 3). 770-528-3317,

Lisa Cupid( District 4). 770-528-3312,

 Coweta County

County Commission: Coweta County Administration building, 22 E. Broad St., Newnan 30263, 770-254-2601; Fax: 770-254-2606. 

Meets every first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at 37 Perry St., (Entrance “D”) Newnan 30263. See meeting schedule for adjustments to regular meeting dates.


Paul Poole (District 1), 770-301-6250,

Tim Lassetter (Chairman) (District 2), 770-253-4259,

Bob Blackburn (District 3), 404 -630-4351,

Rodney Brooks (District 4), 404-557-5942,

Al Smith (District 5), 404-409-7557

DeKalb County

Phone: 404-371-2000.

County Commission: 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur 30030. Fax: 404-371-2886. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 9 a.m. in the Maloof Auditorium at 1300 Commerce Drive.

(Interim) Chief executive officer:        Lee May

1300 Commerce Drive, sixth floor, Decatur 30030. 404-371-2881; fax: 404-687-3585,

Nancy Jester (District 1). 404-371-2844,

Jeff Rader (District 2). 404-371-2863,

Larry Johnson (District 3). 404-371-2425,

Sharon Barnes Sutton (District 4). 404-371-4907,

Mereda Davis Johnson (District 5). 404-371-2159,

Kathie Gannon (Super District 6). 404-371-4909

Super District 7 is currently vacant.

Fayette County

County Commission: Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. County Commission office, 140 Stonewall Ave. W., Fayetteville 30214. Phone: 770-305-5200, Ext. 5101. Fax: 770-305-5210.

County Administrator, Steven A. Rapson, 140 Stonewall Ave. W., Fayetteville 30214. 770-305-5100,


Charles Oddo, chairman (District 4). 770-305-5104,

Randy Ognio, vice chairman (District 2). 770-996-8993,

David Barlow, (District 1). 770-305-5123,

Steve Brown (District 3). 770-305-5103,

Charles D. Rousseau (District 5). 770-305-5121,

Forsyth County

County administrator: Doug Derrer, 110 E. Main St. Suite 210, Cumming 30040. 770-781-2101; fax: 770-781-2199.

County Commission: 110 E. Main St., Cumming 30040. 770-781-2101; fax. 770-781-2199. Meets 5 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Suite 220.

R.J. (Pete) Amos – (District 1) (Chairman). 678-513-5881,

Brian R. Tam (District 2) (Secretary). 678-513-5882,

Todd Levent (District 3) 678-513-5883,

Cindy Jones Mills (District 4) (Vice Chairman). 678-513-5884,

Jim Boff (District 5). 678-513-5885,

 Fulton County

County Manager: Richard “Dick” Anderson, 141 Pryor St. SW, Suite 10062, Atlanta 30303, 404-612-8320.

County Commission: 141 Pryor St. SW, Suite 10044, Atlanta 30303. 404-612-8200. Meets 10 a.m. first and third Wednesdays, Fulton County Government Center Assembly Hall, 10th floor, 141 Pryor St. S.W., Atlanta 30303.


John Eaves (District 7 at-large) (Chairman). 404-612-8206,

Liz Hausmann (District 1) (Vice Chairman). 404-612-8213,

Bob Ellis (District 2). 404-612-8216,

Lee Morris (District 3). 404-612-8200,

Joan P. Garner, (District 4). 404-612-8226,

Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. (District 5). 404-613-0200,

Emma I. Darnell, 404-612-8222,

Gwinnett County

County Administrator: Glenn Stephens, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville 30045. 770-822-7000,

County Commission: 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville 30045. 770-822-7000. The County Commission meets at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month.


Charlotte J. Nash (Chairman). 770-822-7010,

Jace Brooks (District 1). 770-822-7001,

Lynette Howard (District 2). 770-822-7002,

Tommy Hunter (District 3). 770-822-7003,

John Heard (District 4). 770-822-7004,

Henry County

County Manager: Lyndon L. Bonner, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough 30253. 770-288-6270,

County Commission: Meets at 9 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month and at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Henry County Commission, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough 30253, 770-288-6001, fax: 770-288-6025.


Tommy N. Smith (Chairman). 770-288-6001,

Bo Moss (District 1). 770-288-6001,

Brian Preston (District 2). 770-288-6001,

Gary Barham (District 3). 770-288-6001,

Blake Prince (District 4). 770-288-6001,

Bruce B. Holmes (District 5). 770-288-6001,

AJC Covers the Women 2 Women Conference in Atlanta

By Natasha Foreman Bryant

As a member of the Women 2 Women Conference host committee, it was great to hear about and see the write up by Ernie Suggs of the AJC for this year’s conference. I’m honored to serve as a Session Coordinator this year, and I’m excited to see, meet, reconnect, and hear these amazing women share their thoughts, advice, challenges, stories, and words of encouragement this Saturday.

To register for the conference after reading this article please visit:

Below please find excerpts from the original AJC post:

Conference will allow women to share life lessons

by Ernie Suggs

Maya Angelou, whose words have inspired millions, including presidents, kings and Oprah, will be in Atlanta on Saturday to inspire women.

Angelou will be the keynote speaker at the “Women 2 Women 2014 Inaugural Conference: Intergenerational Life Lessons & Legacies,” sponsored by Young Eventions Group, an Atlanta-based nonprofit mentoring organization for women.

+ Jenni Girtman

Conference will allow women to share life lessons

Angelou has written more than 20 books, including “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” one in a series of autobiographies; “Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Die,” which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; and “Letter To My Daughter.” In 1993, President Bill Clinton selected her to compose a poem for his inauguration, which ended up being her most iconic work, “On the Pulse of the Morning.”

The day-long conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. According to founder Sonjia Young, the conference is “designed to bring women together across generations to share life lessons and experiences that will inspire and empower attendees to transform their lives and be a catalyst for change in the home, community and in the workplace.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Ernie Suggs chatted with the 85-year-old Angelou about the conference and what the inspirations will be.

+ Mary Altaffer

Conference will allow women to share life lessons

Why is this particular conference important to you?

It is quite important to women and to girls, but also to men and boys. The program hopes to encourage young women to believe in their own self-worth. When women don’t feel worth, they can’t insist upon it. Then men treat them the way they like. The conference hopes to develop a desire to be worthy of good treatment. And, with that, the health of the family is increased.

If there is a thinking that women are not feeling worthy of anything, when did that shift happen?


Conference will allow women to share life lessons

The shift is going on now, but it didn’t just start. There was a time when women could not vote or own property – black, white and all persuasions. We have come a long way. We now have women heading important Ivy League colleges. We are thinking about Hillary Clinton in 2016. But that doesn’t mean we have come all the way. It shows that we need to grow in a sense of self-worth and a fair place.

What is it about your writings and words that continue to inspire and motivate people?

I have lived long enough that I should know something. In a few months I will be celebrating my 86th year on this earth. As soon as you know something, you should give it away. I used to think of myself as a writer who could teach. But really, I am a teacher who can write. As soon as you know something and you have tried it, tell it to someone. Also, never fall in love with a position. Have enough courage to change.

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For more details about the Women 2 Women Conference, or to register online:


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