#TJFBHM18: Keisha Lance Bottoms, FAMU Grad & Leader of Atlanta

Today in Black History we recognize Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Keisha Lance Bottoms is an African-American politician, lawyer, and newly elected mayor of Atlanta. Before her 26% victory in 2017, Bottoms’ long track record of service proves she is qualified to lead and serve Georgia’s capital.

Bottoms has run a private law practice for over 20 years. During this time, she’s also served as Judge (Pro-Hoc) in Fulton County State Court and a member of the Atlanta City Council for eight years.

As an active member of the National Center of Civil and Human-Rights-Women’s Solidarity Society, Bottoms has shown her dedication to continuously helping others. Another example of these efforts is Invest in Southwest. She launched Invest in Southwest, a 360-degree urban planning initiative, with goals of revitalizing and expanding economic development within under served communities.

Bottoms directly followed her plans to better the city of Atlanta and surrounding communities by building a strong 38-member transition team upon her election to office. This team, combined of religious leaders, educators, and CEOs, serve to advise Bottoms on choosing her administration. She also included rappers/activists, Clifford “T.I.” Harris and Michael “Killer Mike” Render, as two businessmen with direct relations to the community.

Keisha Lance Bottoms in an HBCU Magna Cum Laude graduate of Florida A & M University and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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