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,

“Frankie Leg”: A Fun Image of Grandmothers Shedding their Frail Stereotype, or is this Adding to a More Negative One?


I’m really not sure what to say about this video, its message, and the impact (if any). I also am not sure what it says overall about the people it will ultimately reflect upon and clump together into one classification. Is this a fun and possibly healthy image of grandmothers and grandfathers shedding and shaking away the frail stereotype normally associated with getting older? Or is this somehow only adding to the negative stereotypes about Black people?

I start thinking of the buffoonery we once used to fight so hard against, and I wonder if we really have gone full-circle and found ourselves smack-dab in the middle of where we once were; if we have grown to accept not only other nationalities laughing and mocking us, but also embracing it as a reality for ourselves–so we too take part in this…we too find it acceptable; so we laugh, dance, smile, shuck and jive, and roll around comfortably in mediocrity.

Are we really in that much pain that we would rather entertain ourselves in this manner than uplift ourselves out of our pit of shame and despair? What message are our children really getting? Where is our dignity? When is enough truly enough? I believe that music and dance is healthy, healing, and cleansing–but does the “Frankie Leg” fall into those categories?

I am still letting all of this soak into my mind (which may be dangerous). But let’s have a healthy conversation about it shall we?


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