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Mary Norwood Atlanta for City Council

To District 8 Atlanta residents, I am delighted to announce that I have no opposition in my campaign to represent you for 2022-2025.  I am looking forward to joining my colleagues on the Atlanta City Council and working hard to serve you.

Mary Norwood for Atlanta City Council

To District 8 Atlanta residents, I am delighted to announce that I have no opposition in my campaign to represent you in 2022-2025. I am looking forward to joining my colleagues on the Atlanta City Council and working hard to serve you.

Leadership. Vision. Courage.

On Tuesday, February 2, I announced candidacy for Atlanta City Council District 8. On Friday, August 20, I learned that I have no opposition. I am looking forward to serving my constituents and being a strong voice on the City Council, because there are many challenges facing our City and now, more than ever, we need leadership, vision and courage in our elected representatives.

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Working to Serve You

It has been my pleasure to have served our City on the Atlanta City Council for three terms, and I am looking forward to continuing my service for the upcoming term.

I, along with other residents of District 8, appreciate the work that our Councilmember JP Matzigkeit has done representing us during the last four years.

Working to Serve You

It has been my pleasure to have served our City on the Atlanta City Council for three terms, and I would like to continue my service for the upcoming term.

I, along with other residents of District 8, appreciate the work that our Councilmember JP Matzigkeit has done representing us during the last four years. 

Meet Mary

Mary Norwood is renowned for transforming ideas into action. 30+ years of success in the media business, Atlanta community organizations, and the local political arena have honed her ability to bring critical thinking and leadership to the most recalcitrant issues.

Mary Norwood has been involved in advocating for important civic issues in the Atlanta region for over 30 years, first as a community advocate, then as an at-large city councilwoman for the City of Atlanta (2002-2009). In 2008-2009, she ran for Mayor of Atlanta and received 49.6% of the ballots cast. She returned to City Hall in 2014, serving again as an at-large City Councilwoman. In 2016-2017, she again ran for Mayor of Atlanta and received 49.6% of the ballots cast.

She is running once again to become a member of the Atlanta City Council because there are many challenges facing our City and now, more than ever, we need leadership, vision, and courage in our elected representatives. One of the most important issues that must be addressed is public safety. We must treat violent crime as a crisis.

We must protect our neighborhoods, families, and businesses with more police officers on the street, a recruitment plan that brings in the best and the brightest, and by improving morale with new APD leadership.

Our city must improve city services and fix our streets, roads, and sidewalks. Zoning and development codes must be written and enforced so that our neighborhoods and quality of life are protected, which includes protections for our tree canopy. Atlanta is known as a City in a Forest, and our greenspace contributes to our health and well-being. Transparency in government has always been a top priority, and if re-elected, she will continue her focus on ensuring that our citizens trust our city She has a long-standing reputation for being responsive to Atlanta citizens and this will continue in her new role. It is important for our Atlanta city. government to be accountable to our businesses and citizens.

The Issues

Public Safety

One of the most important issues that must be addressed is public safety.  We must treat violent crime as a crisis.  We must protect our neighborhoods, families, and businesses with more police officers on the street, a recruitment plan that brings in the best and the brightest, and by improving morale with new APD leadership.

City Services

We must improve city services and fix our streets, roads, and sidewalks.

Tree Canopy

We must address our zoning and development codes so that our neighborhoods and quality of life are protected, which includes protections for our Tree Canopy.

Traffic & Transportation

Transportation continues to be an important issue in District 8. Prior to COVID, District 8 neighborhoods were inundated with suffocating traffic.

Neighborhood Preservation

As your District 8 Councilwoman, I will work tirelessly to protect our neighborhoods and our quality of life in our City.

Working to keep our neighborhoods safe and prosperous.

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