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Publisher’s Corner: Celebrating Black History: Atlanta Native Mayor

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, Keisha Lance Bottoms was officially sworn in as the 60th Mayor of Atlanta. HWSN celebrates her excellence and Black Girl Magic as she takes office as the first native daughter of Atlanta and second Black female to lead Atlanta. Within the Historic Westside Communities, we listened attentively to her commitment to prioritizing housing affordability and equity to combat the economic disparities in Atlanta. For 52.9% of Atlanta’s African American population who earn an average income of 27,117.00* a year, her focus on equity and affordable housing is of critical importance to the transforming Historic Westside communities. As the demographics of Atlanta shift and threaten Atlanta’s ability to be an inclusive city, Honorable Mayor Kiesha Lance Bottom’s visionary and demonstrated exemplary leadership ability resonated clearly among Atlanta citizens who stepped up and made their way to the polls on December 5, 2017.

We are grateful to have a mayor who can identify with the challenges confronting our Beloved City and Communities. She faces a task that will require intentionality, creativity, innovation, support and prayer to realize the inclusive vision of our native son Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We have elected a leader who’s keenly aware and prepared to make Atlanta a City for All.

Congratulations to our Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. We are so proud of you! And stand with you all the way…

Historic Westside News

Publishing Team


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