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Published on August 5th, 2015 |

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APS board member Matt Westmoreland to address business group

Matt Westmoreland, the District 3 Representative on the Atlanta Board of Education, will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 6, breakfast meeting of the Buckhead Business Association, just a day after the start of the 2015-16 school year for APS students, teachers and administrators.

Westmoreland serves on the Board of Education as chair of the Budget Commission and Legislative Liaison to the Georgia General Assembly. He also serves as Assistant Director of Horizons

Matt Westmoreland

Matt Westmoreland

Atlanta, an educational non-profit serving low-income students across Metro Atlanta through summer enrichment programs.

An Atlanta native, Westmoreland attended Morningside Elementary and Inman Middle schools before graduating from Grady High. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Daily Princetonian.

After graduation, Westmoreland returned to Atlanta as a Teach for America Corps Member and taught history at Carver Early College High School in southeast Atlanta. At Carver, his students earned among the highest pass and exceed rates of any school in Georgia on the state U.S. History End of Course Test.

Westmoreland previously worked for the Atlanta Regional Commission, D.C. Public Schools system, in the D.C. Office of Congressman John Lewis, and was an Urban Leaders Fellow with Colorado Senator Mike Johnston.

Named one of the 20 People to Watch in 2014 by Creative Loafing and as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2015, Westmoreland is an alum of LEAD Atlanta and New Leaders Council-Atlanta, and serves on the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Millennial Advisory Committee.

A lifelong and active member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, he lives in Midtown.

The BBA Thursday breakfast meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. at The City Club of Buckhead,
3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 1850. The cost is $10 for BBA members who pre-register and $12 at the door. The cost for guests and visitors is $20 and includes continental breakfast and free validated self-parking. To register online now, click here.

 

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