The Mayor is the highest elected official in Atlanta, Georgia.Since its incorporation in 1847, the town has had 60 mayors. The current mayor is Keisha Lance Bottoms.. This is a list of mayors of Atlanta in the state of Georgia in the United States.The term of office was one year until Cicero C. Hammock's second term (1875–77), when a new city charter changed it to two years.
Keisha Lance Bottoms (born January 18, 1970) is an American politician and lawyer who is the 60th and current Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.She was elected mayor in 2017.Prior to becoming mayor, she was a member of the Atlanta City Council, representing part of Southwest Atlanta.
A lifelong public servant, Mayor Bottoms is the only Mayor in Atlanta’s history to have served in all three branches of government, serving as a judge and City Councilmember before being sworn in as Mayor. Leading with a progressive agenda focused on equity and affordable housing, Mayor Bottoms serves as Chair of the Community Development and ...
From the first mayor, Moses Formwalt, to more recent leaders, like Andrew Young and Maynard Jackson, Atlanta has had many notable mayors throughout its history. Learn more in the timeline below about those who have led Atlantans through growth and change over the years.
Elected in November 2017, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms serves as the Executive Officer of the City of Atlanta. As chief administrator and official representative, Mayor Bottoms is responsible for the general management of the City and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced.
The history of Atlanta dates back to 1836, when Georgia decided to build a railroad to the U.S. Midwest and a location was chosen to be the line's terminus. The stake marking the founding of "Terminus" was driven into the ground in 1837 (called the Zero Mile Post). In 1839, homes and a store were built there and the settlement grew.
• There have been 39 Democratic mayors in Atlanta’s history, including 27 consecutive Democrats starting with William Loundes Calhoun in 1879 and continuing through current Mayor Kasim Reed.
The village founded in 1837 called Atlanta has seen major changes. These are 10 defining moments in the city's history. 1837: Railroad engineers create Terminus, renamed Marthasville then Atlanta ...
William Craig Campbell (born 1953) is an American politician, who served as the 57th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia from January 1994-January 2002. He was the third African-American mayor in the city's history.
History. Atlanta was platted in 1858. The community was named after Atlanta, Georgia. A post office called Atlanta has been in operation since 1868. On May 6, 1935 a TWA DC-2 en route from Los Angeles, California, to Washington, D.C. became lost in heavy fog near Atlanta. Running out of fuel, the pilot attempted an emergency landing but crashed, which killed four and injured several others.