Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Named Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was selected as Homecoming Grand Marshal for the Georgia State University 16th Annual Golf Cart Parade, presented by Spotlight Programs Board. The Golf Cart Parade allows student organizations, university departments, local businesses, friends, and families of the Georgia State University community the opportunity to show off school spirit. Grand Marshals are selected based on their recognition as successful alumni of Georgia State University or for their significant contributions to the success of Georgia State University.
A daughter of Atlanta, Mayor Bottoms strives to continue the city’s progress as a global business hub, and the nation’s cradle for civil and human rights. Mayor Bottoms is committed to realizing her vision of One Atlanta – an affordable, resilient and equitable Atlanta – which stands as a model city for both commerce and compassion.
Mayor Bottoms’ notable accomplishments to date include the establishment of the City’s first fully-staffed Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the appointments of a LGBTQ Affairs Coordinator and a Human Trafficking Fellow, the citywide elimination of cash bail bond, the closure of the Atlanta City Detention Center to ICE detainees, the rollout of the most far-reaching financial transparency platform in the City’s history – Atlanta’s Open Checkbook, and the release of an Atlanta City services mobile app – ATL 311 that will serve as the lead communications tool for an upcoming infrastructure improvement initiative that will be announced in fall 2018.
A product of the Atlanta Public School System, Mayor Bottoms graduated from Frederick Douglass High School and went on to receive her undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law.
An active member of the community, Mayor Bottoms is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Jack and Jill of America, The Links, Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has also served on the board of Families First, where she shares her personal story of adoption, and advocates on behalf of adoption and foster care.
Mayor Bottoms is the daughter of Sylvia Robinson and R&B icon Major Lance. She resides in historic Southwest Atlanta with her husband, Derek W. Bottoms, their four children- Lance, Langston, Lennox and Lincoln, and their family dog, Logan.
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