South Metro Advisory Committee with Mayor Bill Edwards

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Name: South Metro Advisory Committee with Mayor Bill Edwards
Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join the Council for Quality Growth's South Metro Advisory Committee Meeting on January 21, 2020 featuring Mayor Bill Edwards with City of South Fulton. 

Mayor William "Bill" Edwards was elected as the FIRST Mayor of the NEW City of South Fulton on April 18, 2017, with a sixty percent majority vote. He was officially sworn-in on April 29, 2017, before a standing room only audience of family, friends, constituents and well-wishers. Being the leader that he is, he immediately hit the ground running conducting the City’s first City Council meeting, the same day. During the meeting, he approved the hiring of an Interim City Manager, City Clerk and Interim County Attorney.
Mayor Edwards is no stranger to service. For fourteen years (2000 - 2014), he tirelessly served the citizens of South Fulton as District 7 Commissioner, representing the residents of unincorporated South Fulton and Southwest Fulton, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Union City, Palmetto, Chattahoochee Hills and a portion of Southwest Atlanta.
Mayor Edwards always has the best interest of the community at heart and has been dubbed the ultimate public servant. As such, he seeks to change the political landscape of the area in which he serves through community involvement. As a resident of South Fulton for over thirty years, he understands that in order to be an effective servant you must be attuned to the needs and concerns of your constituents. Mayor Edwards listens in order to serve.
On June 7, 2018, Mayor Edwards conducted the first “Mayor’s Walk” in the City of South Fulton. The purpose of the walk is to introduce the community to administrative leaders and identify key issues and concerns. Mayor Edwards also originated the first “Don’t Be A Target” townhall meetings to bring awareness to citizens of the need for vigilance in response to theft by motor vehicle.
Knowing that the strength of any community is its ability to identify growth and provide necessary services, Mayor Edwards is persistent in ensuring that proper ordinances are in place to accommodate this continued growth.
Mayor Edwards is determined to lead a government that works for everyone. Jobs, fiscal sustainability, children and public safety are always at the forefront of his agenda. He feels it is important that he collaborates with surrounding municipalities to discuss the challenges encountered in laying the groundwork in starting a new city.
Although much has been accomplished in the past eighteen months, Mayor Edwards feels the true test of what our city will accomplish is still ahead. He recognizes that the administration will not be able to accomplish anything notable alone. He and Council
continue to work in tandem to enact legislation necessary to establish the City of South Fulton as a progressive and modern-day city.
Over the years, Mayor Edwards has been recognized for his many accomplishments in South Fulton. Most recently he was recognized as the 2017 Man of Distinction by state and federal elected officials, Dillard High School Alumni, and, family and friends, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
He is an illustrious member of the Morehouse College Class of 1972, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a 1980 graduate of Atlanta School of Law. He is also a member of Cascade United Methodist Church. Mayor Edwards is the proud father of three adult children, William Jr., Erika and Johnishia, and the grandfather of Sierra, William III, Morgan and McKenzie, Jamiah, Wesley, and Lillian.
Event Sponsors:
  • Hammond Engineering, Inc
Location:
Aerotropolis CIDs
1400 Centre Parkway 
Suite 132
Atlanta, GA 30331
Date/Time Information:
Third Tuesday of Every Month. Lunch is provided for registered attendees
Contact Information:
Kimberly Steele
Fees/Admission:
Free to Council Members, Elected Officials and staff
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