MAYOR OF ATLANTA
As the City’s Executive Officer, the Mayor has the power to execute and enforce provisions of the City’s charter, exercise supervision over the administration of all City departments, veto decisions of the City Council, and submit to City Council the recommended annual budget.
Amongst the positions that the Mayor appoints are key positions such as the Police Chief, Fire Chief, and the General Manager of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Other departments include Planning & Community Development, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and Watershed Management. The Mayor is also Chair of the Board of Directors for Invest Atlanta, the City’s economic development authority. Atlanta BeltLine is a component unit of Invest Atlanta.
The Mayor is elected on a nonpartisan basis. The Mayor serves a four-year term and is limited to two consecutive terms.
The Mayor is a full-time position with a salary of $184,500.
WHO IS RUNNING?
The Center for Civic Innovation is hosting events with each candidate! You can find a list of Mayoral candidate, their websites and any content we have from our events with them below!
A United States Air Force veteran and past mayoral, senatorial and gubernatorial candidate, Al Bartell hopes to bring community voice to city hall.
Current City Council President Ceasar Mitchell wants to use his city council experience to unlock the potential of Atlanta.
Current State Senator Vincent Fort seeks to bring his state level expertise to city hall.
Current City Council member Mary Norwood wants to put transparency and safety at the forefront of city hall.
The recent Executive Director of Atlanta Workforce Development Agency wants to use his experience reforming the agency to improve city hall.
Current City Council member Kwanza Hall wants to leverage his three terms of city council service to make a better Atlanta.
Former City of Atlanta Chief Operating Officer Peter Aman hopes to use his experience with two different administrations to make Atlanta a stronger, better city.
The first woman to hold Atlanta's City Council President seat, Cathy Woolard seeks to improve citizen engagement at city hall.
Current Fulton County Commissioner John Eaves seeks to use his 10 years of county-level experience to focus on accountability and transparency.