Welcome! My name is Linda Allen. I have been a long-time resident of District 1 since 2003 and the Vice President of Sandtown Community Association. My decision to run for District 1 are (1) the continued desire to serve the community; (2) to implement effective programs that have an influence on residents and communities; and (3) to implement current evidence-based health approaches to promote health equity and sustainability. I have a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Georgia State University in Community Psychology; and a Master's in Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotions from Liberty University conferred September 2017.
Since 2014, I have been the Vice President of Sandtown Community Association. My experience as Vice President has introduced me to the Parliamentary procedure for meetings--Robert's Rule of Order in facilitating discussions and group decision making. As a public servant, it is my fiduciary duty to ensure the public receives unbiased information concerning the community; and to respond to questions and concerns requiring additional follow-up and investigation. In addition, making determinations which would negatively impact the community long-term, such as current and potential business owners seeking permission from the Board to make modifications to existing structures, and/or acquiring undeveloped land to build incongruent businesses that effect the community environmentally, economically and aesthetically. Thus, the fiduciary duty of Vice President has sufficiently prepared me to fairly address the community's needs.
My education and experience has prepared me for the rigors as City Council Member. I have a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Georgia State University in Community Psychology; and a Master's in Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotions from Liberty University conferred September 2017. My research was at the Georgia Department of Public Health for the Worksite Wellness Department where I provided evidence-based research on improving the Lactation Support Program in compliance with the Breastfeeding Support Policy. In addition, identified the challenges, gaps, needs and solutions in the Breastfeeding Support Policy; as well as developed, implemented, and evaluated various public health and health communications activities and programs related to lactation and nutrition.
My past employment history has been in the field of social services working with some of the most vulnerable populations including homeless men and women, children who suffer from behavioral disorders, ex-offenders and victims of natural disasters. In 2005, I founded a 501c3 called Project Basic Needs, Inc. (PBN). Project Basic Needs grassroots started as an outreach program linking single-parent families to valuable health care resources in the community.
Throughout the years, I have expanded my social capital and have become a leader in the community collaborating with the Atlanta Police Department Probation division, a parent volunteer for the Diversion Program with the Department of Juvenile Justice Center; and a badge volunteer for the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary speaking to inmates on the theory of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In addition, I was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice to participate in the National Institute of Corrections Curriculum to become a Certified Offender Employment Specialist conducted in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Probation Office.
Being educated in the behavior and health sciences, and dedicating over a decade in the social service field has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to carry-out the Legislative duties as City Council Member in adopting and executing ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations. Serving in public office is an opportunity to apply 21st Century evidence-based theories, principles and practices and creatively change conditions in the environment in which District 1 residents are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age.
Thank God for the opportunity of candidacy for the New City of South Fulton District 1. Also, thanks to my parents, Battiste and Linda Broadus, and other family and friends for your support. As a City Councilman, I will be active in the community serving as the voice of the community and making solutions to the concerns of community members. I am a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and a graduate of Florida A&M University where I was a member of the National Minority Championship winning golf team of 2000. Since graduating from college, I have worked as an engineer, an educator, a local business-owner, a high school and college golf coach, a golf course manager, a supervisor for a non-profit dedicated to community service, as well as working on successful political campaign teams. The same focus and teamwork skills that it takes to have positive achievements in those endeavors is what I will use to ensure the following issues are accomplished as City Councilman;
I will preserve all of the aspects of the community that make it a comfortable family environment while creating and supporting current resources such as businesses and community enrichment programs.
I will ensure that all safety precautions are being made so that all citizens can feel secure. I will make certain that education and our schools are a priority in order to bring crime to a minimum.
I will create resources that further advance socialization in between neighbors while exercising and being active in the community. I will promote the addition of healthier restaurants and grocery stores in the City of South Fulton.
I will inform citizens about and prevent higher property tax increases. I will be an advocate for small business expansion by developing networking streams within the community. I will emphasize the importance of positive businesses coming and thriving in our community.
Thank you for your support!
I can be reached anytime at (404) 590-0452 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Willie G. Davis, Jr.
After much consideration, I have decided to be candidate for City Council District 1 in the new City of South Fulton..
The issues we're currently facing is going to take all of us Working Together to solve. Over the last few days, I have had listening sessions with people within the district to get their ideas on how we can build a great city. Whether you voted YES or NO for the city is no longer the issue. Now, we're all in this together! The question, "Is how do we move forward?" The answer, “Working Together!”
Working Together means have a relationship with other law enforcement departments, within the other cities surrounding us, to put an end to the increase in crime in the area.
Working Together means laying aside our differences with those in elected position in surrounding cities to create a share governance to address and deal with regional issues in South Fulton.
Working Together means working with our Fulton County School Board to make sure every school within our city is successful. We can not attract new citizens or businesses if there is a negative impression of having failing schools within our city.
Working Together means being able to deliver quality city services without raising taxes.
Working Together means having a city government that allows for active citizens participation. This means having city council meetings at times when people can attend - in the evenings.
Most importantly, Working Together means having a Mayor and City Council that are in sync in having a great city and not focusing on personal agendas. By Working Together we can make our city great.
These are a few reasons while I'm seeking to serve the people in District 1. I'm very interested in talking with any individual or group about their concerns and vision. Please feel free to call (404-787-0765) or email (email@example.com) me.
Learn more about me - http://about.me/wgdavisjr
Let's Work Together!
WILLIE G. DAVIS JR.
Catherine Foster Rowell, PhD
As a South Fulton resident of 18 years and candidate for City of South Fulton City Council District 1, I am committed to making your voice heard in City Hall. And, ensuring we establish a solid foundation for our new city.
District 1, has been fortunate to have a history of strong community engagement. And, I will work tirelessly to bring innovation to our city government, improve public safety, enhance our parks and recreation centers, and promote economic development and sustainability so all residents have the opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life.
As your Councilwoman, I will use my experience in public policy, urban planning, economic development and community engagement to shape our city to be a great place to run a business, raise a family and retire. I hold dual bachelor degrees in Social Work and Sociology from Cleveland State University and a Master of Public Administration in Urban Management and a doctorate in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University. And, have a wealth of corporate, government and non-profit experience that includes overseeing the procurement of over $40 million in Social Services Block Grant funding.
I believe all of our neighbors deserve a “seat at the table” to engage in the process and help shape the vision and direction of our newly created city. Through my work in the community, I have enjoyed talking to neighbors, hearing concerns and collaborating with community leaders. I currently serve as the Chair of Asa Philip Randolph Elementary School Governance Council; Vice Chair of the Hope Hill Foundation and National Conference Chair for the Conference of Minority Public Administrators. I am also a member of Salem Bible Church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
Additionally, I have served on numerous volunteer boards and also in the following capacities: President of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators Metropolitan Chapter; Political Education Chair of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter; PTA/Education Chair for the People’s Campaign for the City of South Fulton; Co-Chair of Protecting Our Schools and Communities; Board Secretary for the Community Alliance of Metropolitan Parkway Community Development Corporation; Board Chair of Young Leaders Collegiate Academy; Board Member of the Georgia Association of Social Workers and President of the Cambridge Commons Homeowners’ Association.
I, like you, want to play an active role in making our city known as a great place to live, work and play. You can find more information about my platform, qualifications, supporters and ways to get involved in my campaign by visiting electfosterrowell.com or calling 404-934-5158.
I am ready to work hard for you! And, hope to earn your vote and serve as your District 1 City Council Representative.
Dr. Catherine Foster Rowell
When he was a young child, Anthony Fulton’s mother predicted that he would be successful. She recognized his gift of gab and his willingness to work hard for what he believes in. Years later, she would see her prediction come to fruition as Anthony flourished at national corporations, including Hershey Chocolate, where he served on the branding development team that created collateral for ET, the movie; the Stouffer Hotel Corporation; the Marriott Corporation; and the Radisson Corporation. Additionally, he was the first minority to create design and branding for a Super Bowl (in 2000 in Atlanta) and partnered with Atlanta-based UPS in its “What Can Brown Do for You?” campaign.
Years later, he returned to his educational roots and ventured out on his own to form ABF Beck Enterprises, an Atlanta-based boutique branding and creative services firm. Since its founding in 1989, ABF Beck has amassed satisfied clients throughout the Southeast and beyond and has won numerous industry accolades, including The Atlanta Tribune’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In addition to being a respected businessman, Anthony’s focus has always been on the community, devoting much of his free time to his passions – mentoring students, developing outreach programs for senior communities, raising funds for higher education and community-building.
Present and Past Affiliations:
- 100 Black Men of Atlanta
- The American Marketing Association
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
- Syracuse University Alumni Association Board
- Syracuse University Regional Council Alumni Board, Vice President
- Syracuse University President’s Cabinet
- City of Atlanta Clean City Commission, Board of Directors
- Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Youth Advisor
- YWCA of Greater Atlanta, Marketing Board
- Fulton County College Readiness Initiative
Projects and Special Commendations:
- Syracuse University Our Time Has Come Scholarship Fund
- Syracuse University Georgia Scholarship Fund
- Syracuse University Recruiter
- Omega Psi Phi Fund
- 2 + 2 College Transfer Initiative
- Syracuse University Chancellor’s Citation Recipient
Bachelor of Arts, Visual and Performing Arts Communications
Founder Metro Brokers Insurance, Ltd
CEO MB Enterprises, Inc. Construction Company
PH. D. Walden University, 2017
MA, LSU/ Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
BA, Southern University
Metropolitan Life Insurance School, Tampa Florida
Retired Tennis Professional and Coach
Fulton County Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Supervisor/ Volunteer Coach
Founder Project Open Hand, Inc.
Chairman/ Co-Founder the Nigeria Business Professionals, Inc.
Former Chairman American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution (Insurance Section)
President Red Oak Utoy Toast Masters International
President and Charter Member Old National Toastmasters
Former Parliamentarian Atlanta Association of Black Insurance Professionals
Married to Christine Olateru with two sons.
Elected to Georgia Delegate National Summit on Africa 1984 (Washington ,DC)
Former Vice Chairman Black Conservative Council
Georgia Delegate to Exim Bank Conference (World Trade Center, NY. 2001)
Member Concerned Black Clergy
Member Coalition for the People’s Agenda Founder Rev. Joseph E. Lowery
American Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Section)
Member Ben Hill United Methodist Church
Founder/Chairman Project Open Hand, Inc.
Member Ambassador Andrew and Dr. Walter Young Youth Leadership Program
Board Member Tennis in the Hood
Board Member Haven Home for Retired Veterans.
Member Toastmasters Internationals
Member Old National Merchants Association
Old National Sports Association
Volunteer American Cancer Society
Volunteer Tennis Coach Burdette and Welcome All Tennis Programs
I am a resident of South Fulton for 11 years. I am a Graduate of Bethune Cookman University, Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and presently a business owner who raised my son in this community. He started at Sandtown, graduated with honors and a full scholarship at Westlake High school and is presently a Medical Student at University of Southern California’s Keck School of medicine. When I decided to move to Atlanta, I had a few requirements for my neighborhood. Safety was number 1 and extremely important as I am a single mother, Quality Schools, and a resourceful community. South Fulton answered to my needs, I found security and my family ideology here, and it was not even a question I was home.
I have spent my life being a part of the change I wish to see. I am a lifetime volunteer and contributor to my community. I have no boundaries or limits to my gifts and my work. I service all of Fulton County. I will say the thought of the New City had me nervous. I clearly understood why many people had apprehension. I have always worked for my expected results so I was open. After research I made my decision, the worse scenario here is that we could break even, I did not see a deficit situation. If we broke even we could figure out how to make this work. I have never been an individual who agreed with captivity, or was not willing to work for what I want, so I took the position, that I would rather we be free and have us determine our own fate, than remain captive. At that point I decided we need to have internal control closer to home, so it was a YES for me. Now who would lead? That was my next question, I was asked why not you? Your experience and passion for many of these issues would definitely be a benefit. If not me, who would we select to lead? The Success of this city’s future too important to our Families, our Safety and our opportunities and I accepted the call.
When May1, 2017 comes, who’s going to have the solutions on this day? My thinking, it would be the individuals who have answers and experience. The most important issue we face and will face is Safety, Economic Growth, and Opportunities to work and live in this community. As a resident I’m looking for that candidate who can answer the call on the first day. I am that candidate, and I will be transparent, accountable and fair. I will fight for you.
· Self Employed since 1999
· Owner of T.R. Insurance Agency LLC providing a full line of insurance products Owner of AIME LLC working with Individuals who have been involved in a criminal activity, and working with victims to ensure they are fully restored for their losses
· Author of NCHARGE a guide to managing a result driven life after incarceration. Written to be an impact to lessen recidivism (repeat Offenders)sold and shipped across the country and to many Prisons
· Certified Anger Management Specialist
· Job Training Specialist
· Appointed to the South Fulton Advisory Board designed to discuss crime activity in the South Fulton area
· On The Justice reinvestment Board lead by John Eaves office improving job opportunities and quality of Life for ex-offenders who have successfully completed their sentence
· Participating in the Task force for Crime in South Fulton Work collaboratively with Fulton County Superior Court and District Attorney's office to lessen the recidivism statistics (repeat Offenders)
· Successfully mentored, and rehabilitated hundreds of lives and inspired them to never offend again
· National Sales leader in Allstate Insurance top 20 in State ran an award winning Agency
· Face of the "Beyond February" campaign selected for Volunteerism in the Black community
· Featured in TCM magazine, Atlanta Women, TBS hit television show "A movie and a makeover" and others for representing Woman in Business and being an advocate, and volunteer in the community
· Out of the box thinker with many creative ways to combat the crime, economic and other issues that we now face Learn more about me at www.electtracyrolle.com
On November 8, we made history and voted to establish a new city full of hope and promise. I would love the opportunity to serve this new city as District 1 City Councilman and contribute to making a city that we all can be proud to call home.
My interest in public service was inherited from my parents who were both civil servants, with my Dad serving on the City Council in the town I grew up in and my Mom serving on the local school board for more than 20 years and counting. My wife, who grew up here and graduated from high school here, is also a civil servant for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. And I am myself a civil servant having recently served at the Department of Defense in President Barack Obama’s Administration.
I have an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Master’s in International Commerce and Diplomacy with a concentration in international economic development. Since relocating to Georgia and taking a year to attend to my family, I have continued my enduring mission of progressing equality and justice. First, with The New Georgia Project (NGP) as a community organizer and currently as the finance and operations manager for a humanitarian non-profit organization that trains Christians and Minorities in Iraq to defend themselves against ISIS.
As a White House Political Appointee, I served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force. While there, I gained valuable experience with helping to build the Air Force’s $120 billion budget, writing Public Private Partnerships on, negotiating intergovernmental agreements, and increasing internal efficiencies which lead to strategic growth in valuable areas. I also have experience advising Fortune 500 transnational corporations, not to mention fighting to alleviate poverty in Africa.
I believe that we can build a city where everyone can prosper regardless of where we started in life or how many degrees we have earned. In order to have a city where everyone prospers, you need schools that are among the best in the state, you need streets that are safe to walk down and raise children on, and you need to attract a diverse overabundance of jobs. That is why I propose:
For Education – Free Pre-School and Pre-K for every child in the city, afterschool enrichment programs for working families, and that we lobby the state government for an independent school system
For Crime and Public Safety – increased police presence in high crime areas, local rehabilitation and trade programs for troubled youth, and attract a regional research hospital for close medical care
For Economic Development – attracting jobs for every skill and education level, retail and restaurants that citizens go other places for, and attracting a hospital and all of the high skill and low skill jobs that with it.