Louis M. Bell
North Carolina A&T State University, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Florida International University, Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Management
United States Air Force, Senior Pilot, Vietnam Veteran; 2 Distinguished Flying Cross,
13 Air Medals.
General Motors, Air Transport Division (Pilot)
Delta Airlines, Captain, International, retired (Pilot)
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Atlanta Pro Duffers Golf, Vice President
Zion Hill Baptist Church;
Brotherhood Ministry, President
Member of the Choral and Men's Choir
I am a graduate of Lander University History Secondary Education and Master of Education from Grand Canyon University. I served in the US Army Reserve for 10 years. I am an educator for 20 +years in middle and high school.I served 10 years in the United States Army Reserve( Airborne Chemical officer). I am an active member of my community HOA. Most importantly of all, I am a husband, father, and concerned citizen that believes the future of South Fulton is brighter when we work together.
Rev. Shanan E. Jones
The Reverend Shanan E. Jones currently serves as the Executive Pastor of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. In this capacity, Rev. Jones, as “chief of staff,” is responsible for overseeing all of Ebenezer’s day to day operations. Since joining the pastoral staff in 2006, Rev. Jones has been instrumental in organizing several outreach initiatives such as Ebenezer’s FREEDOM CARAVAN, a large scale effort to return Hurricane Katrina Survivors home to New Orleans to participate in local as well as statewide elections. Reverend Jones, who serves as press secretary to Ebenezer’s senior pastor, Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, has also organized CUTTING THRU CRISIS, which is the church’s special outreach to African American men and boys in Atlanta’s Old 4th Ward. In this monumental effort, a minimum of 15 of the city’s top barbers are hired to provide free haircuts in a makeshift barber shop that is set up in the church. During CUTTING THRU CRISIS, men and boys are engaged in critical issues targeting their individual and collective lives. Celebrities such as Atlantic Records recording artist, T.I. and GrindTime recording artist, Mike “Killer Mike” Render have served as discussants for CUTTING THRU CRISIS. Other speakers have been Thomas Dortch, former national president of 100 BLACK MEN OF AMERICA, local news anchors, politicians, and law enforcement executives.
Formerly Ebenezer’s Assistant Pastor for Community Affair and Public Relations, Reverend Jones has also been a career public relations professional for more than 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Public Relations with a concentration in strategic political communication from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 1998. While studying in Boston he was employed with the Massachusetts legislature as a press secretary. During the four years he worked in the legislature, Reverend Jones honed his public relations skills by working for two committees (Education and Federal, Financial Assistance) while simultaneously handling press relations for each of the eight members of the Massachusetts Black Legislative Caucus. As the caucus’s press secretary, one of his assignments was to coordinate various press efforts for visiting dignitaries to the legislature, including heads of state.
In the 1990’s, Reverend Jones also worked as an Advance Aide for the Massachusetts Democratic Party, handling New England official visits of national party leaders such as former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, Senator Ted Kennedy, Senator John Kerry and several others.
Following graduation from Northeastern, he took staff writing positions with The Cambridge Chronicle and The Somerville Journal. In 1998, Reverend Jones assisted his elder brother, the Reverend Conrad B. Tillard (branded, the national hip-hop minister)
in founding a social, political organization entitled: A MOVEMENT FOR CHHANGE (Conscious Hip-Hop Advancement Necessary for Global Empowerment). Reverend Jones served as Reverend Tillard’s press secretary and the organization’s chief of staff. One of Rev. Jones’ most memorable public relations assignments was, THE NATIONAL HIP-HOP Day of PEACE held in September 1997. This event was hip hop recording artist Tupac Shakur’s official New York Memorial Service. Reverend Jones was contracted to handle media relations for the memorial service that commemorated the life of slain Death Row recording artist Tupac Shakur. The star-studded Harlem event resulted in a massive media turnout and a signed peace treaty between east and west coast hip hop artists.
On January 21, 2000, Reverend Jones was licensed to preach the Gospel at the historic Eliot Congregational Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He enrolled in the Master of Divinity/Doctor of Ministry Track at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, where he studied until moving to Atlanta, Georgia to serve the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend Jones was re-licensed as a Baptist minister by New Birth on January 23, 2001.
In August of 2000, Reverend Jones was hired as the Pastor for Public Relations / Political Liaison to Bishop Eddie L. Long. He was instrumental in building important national political, as well as, national and international business relationships for the 32,000 plus member New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. In his capacity as a staff minister and PR /Public Liaison at New Birth, Reverend Jones coordinated official trips of countless heads of state, international governmental representatives, senators, congresspersons, governors and mayors who traveled to New Birth as guest of Bishop Long. He also served as the senior registered lobbyist for BELL Enterprises, Inc.
On April 25, 2002, Reverend Jones was retained to organize the funeral services and public relations efforts for Arista Records recording artist and TLC member, Lisa “Lefteye” Lopes, who transitioned this life when her SUV overturned in Honduras. Lopes’ service received worldwide press attention. More than 1000 press affiliates and 35,000 well-wishers attended.
Responding to the need to challenge as well as change negative feature film and television imagery, which is largely targeted at urban youth; Reverend Jones joined with his father, the Reverend Horace E. Jones, Jr., to create the urban-inspirational feature film company, Onyx Nineveh Productions. In 2005, Onyx produced and released, THE WALK, starring Eva Pigford, Teck Holmes, and Regina Belle. The company continues to consult as well as produce film and television projects.
Living out his full calling in the emergent areas of religion, business, and social justice, Reverend Jones and his wife, Kattya V. Jones jointly own IMAGES INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS, LLC, a full service consultancy firm that specializes in faith-based as well as community relations centered strategic communications. Following the November 8, 2016 vote to establish the City of South Fulton, Rev. Jones announced his candidacy for the office of City Council District 3. He promises to bring to government
his work ethic of being a pastoral public servant who will always remain people centered. In fact, his campaign slogan is: “People Over Politics In South Fulton”.
A graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center’s Morehouse School of Religion, Reverend Jones holds the Masters of Divinity degree with a concentration in Missiology as well as the Master of Arts degree in Christian Education. He and Kattya reside in Atlanta, Georgia with their Cane Corso, Mateo.
Amery Madden is a product of the South Fulton Area. He has always been an advocate of this community and its people and in all aspects served as a billboard for what South Fulton can produce.
Amery is a passionate, ethical, pro-social leader with an open mind and understanding that collective vision yields positive results. He is trustworthy and relatable, as he feels these are key components of any civil servant.
Amery is a proud graduate of Georgia Southern University. He has over 15 years of experience managing teams of 8 and in upwards of 100 people. He has always specialized in uniting individuals to achieve common goals by being open minded and developing strategy for resolve.
Amery Madden is committed to being your civil servant and ensuring your needs are met as the next City Councilman for District 3.
No - to personal agendas! We must focus on the family and strengthening our neighborhood bonds.
No - to corporations and organizations that do not invest into our community. We need more unification from our core Schools, churches, local establishments and community members in regards to youth development.
No - to tax increase but... Yes to crime prevention. It's important for the community members to work with our local law enforcement to insure they have what they need to keep us safe.
Georgia State University, Masters of Taxation, 1999
Georgia State University, BBA (Accounting), 1997
Owner - DeAndre Mathis State Farm (Decatur, GA)
Owner - Andre Mathis Driver Improvement (Decatur, GA)
Owner - D.B. Mathis Enterprises and Real Estate Holdings (South Fulton, GA)
Owner - Moonlight Cafe & Grill (Fulton County, GA)
Ernst & Young, LLP - Tax Accountant
Southern Communications - Senior Accountant
Watkins Motor Lines - Fork Lift Operator
United States Navy,
Desert Storm Shield Gulf Service Medal
Combat Service Medal
Southwest Asia Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Letter of Appreciation for Distinguish Service during Desert Storm
South Dekalb Business Association - Member
School Council Member - Bethune Middle School (Decatur, GA)
Booster Club Member - Columbia High School Basketball (Decatur, GA)
Booster Club Member - Cedar Grove High School Football (Decatur, GA)
Volunteer Youth Athletics Coach (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer) - Welcome All Park, Sandtown Park & John F. Kennedy Park
Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless, Boys & Girls Club of America, Let Us Make Man, etc.
Married; 23 years (together 30 years) to High School Sweetheart, Tonya Stegall Mathis; We have 4 children that either have graduated from or currently attend Fulton County Schools.
Sherman E. McDonald
Georgia State University
Robertson College of Business, Atlanta, GA
Bachelors of Business Administration;
AS, Electronic/Mechanical Engineering, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA, -
AS, Allied Health Science, Community College of USAF, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, -
AA, Liberal Arts, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI, -
Military (30 years)
Vietnam Veteran, Desert Storm Veteran
Retire USAF, Senior Master Sargent
McDonald & Associates, Inc., President, CEO, Retired;
Quality Assurance Consultant and Instructor;
GSE, Inc., Farmington Hills, MI;
Director Quality Assurance / Vice President of Quality;
Cadillac Gage -Textron (Control Systems Div.), Warren, MI;
Manager, Quality Assurance/ Control Retired;
Defense Logistics Agency, Supervisor GS-11, Certified Quality Engineer DLA and NASA Certified Quality Engineer.
Apprenticeship (4 years) – Electronics/Mechanical, California Apprenticeship Council, State of California – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (“IBBEW”)
Lake Superior State University Alumni Association
Georgia State University Alumni Association
Married 25 years; spouse has worked in the legal fields for 30+ years.
Darris J. Rollins
Georgia State University, Certificate GA Entrepreneurial Studies 2016
Clark Atlanta University, Bachelors, Political Science 1998
Strayer University, Master of Business Administration, 2010
Verizon WIreless, Government Account Manager
Siemans Enterprise, Nat'l Account Manager - Colleges & University/State and Local Government
Lucent Technologies, Account Executive
United States Marine Corp, Honorably Discharged
Cascade United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men VP
Camp Creek Business Association
Atlanta Technical College Chairman, Local Board of Directors
Board of Directors, United Youth Adult Conference
Board of Directors, Butler Street YMCA
Fulton County Restorative Board
Big Brother/Big Sister of Atlanta
Emory University, Bachelor of Arts- Political Science, Economics, Community Building and Social Change
Georgia State University- Master in Public Administration- Nonprofit Management Concentration
Fulton County Schools- 2015- Present- Charter System Facilitator for 30 schools across South Fulton- lead our efforts to increase local school governance
Teach For America- Led regional programming efforts around leadership development for new and advanced educators
Next Generation Men Inc, Board Member
Founder- Dads 4 Ed
Founder- Families for Education
Wife -Samantha Wakefield of 11 years, raising 3 children (6, 4, 1) and 1 niece (16), Family Nurse Practitioner
Helen Z. Willis
11 resident of Welcome All Community
Savannah State University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting 1999
Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University,
Master of Accounting and Financial Management 2008
Georgia Department of Labor Assistant Manager of Unemployment Insurance Employer Accounts
Automated Data Processing (ADP) Senior Tax Analyst
Koch Industries, Senior Payroll Tax Analyst
Hapeville Charter Career Academy Financial School Board
Democratic Party State Committee Member and Fulton County Post Seat Holder
Member of South Metro Democratic Women’s Council
Coalition South Fulton Now Secretary
Protecting our Communities and Schools
HIgh Crime South Fulton Community Organization
28 year veteran Fulton County Sheriff Lt. Vincent Willis Sr. have four children.