Published on April 1st, 2015 |0
City Councilwoman Mary Norwood to address BBA April 2
For the past twenty years, Norwood has been a welcome and formidable presence in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast, tirelessly working for neighborhood inclusion and a level playing
field in city politics.
Her trademark demand has been for fiscal accountability and transparency in city government.
Norwood has an unsurpassed record of success in environmental, preservation, zoning, transportation, public safety, housing, and homeless issues during her terms on City Council, which were interrupted only by her unsuccessful run against Kasim Reed to become Atlanta’s mayor.
“A native Georgian, Norwood has lived, worked, volunteered, and advocated for neighborhood involvement in city government since moving to Atlanta in 1974. Her education and business credentials are impeccable, and her passionate drive and determination to work for the betterment of Atlanta are legendary,” the BBA’s announcement states.
Mary’s civic activities and volunteer history, continuing a family legacy of community involvement, began in the early 1970s. She was one of the youngest vice presidents of the Junior League of Atlanta and enacted organizational changes which are still in effect today.
Her volunteer involvement has benefited over 40 organizations, including the Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Preservation Center, the Frazer Center, and the Council for Battered Women, the Southeastern Horticultural Society, and the Women’s Pre-Release Center.
The cost of attending the BBA breakfast meetings is $10 for members who register in advance and $12 at the door. For visitors and guests, the cost is $20. Included in the cost is a continental breakfast and free validated self-parking.