This week 3 Chics will feature Democratic Mayors. Mayors who have paved the way for our current mayors and those who are making their mark in their cities in the age of President Obama.
In 2007, then presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Mayor’s Conference:
Today’s feature is Atlanta, Georgia Mayor Kasim Reed
Wiki: Mohammed Kasim Reed, known as Kasim Reed (born June 10, 1969) is the 59th Mayor of Atlanta, taking office on January 4, 2010. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002 and represented the 35th District of the Georgia State Senate from 2003 to 2009. After serving as campaign manager for Shirley Franklin’s successful 2001 Atlanta Mayoral campaign, he ran for the position in 2009 since Franklin was term limited. He was one of two candidates to advance from the November 3 general election to a December 1, 2009 runoff election, which he won and was officially inaugurated as Mayor of Atlanta on January 4, 2010. Mayor Reed is a Democrat and was once a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, an international law firm with offices in Atlanta.
In college, he instituted a student fee that has added millions of dollars to the Howard University endowment since its inception in 1991. Mayor Reed’s civic leadership and service have been nationally recognized in publications such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Ebony and Black Enterprise. He was selected as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars” in 2001, one of “10 Outstanding Atlantans” in Outstanding Atlanta, a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2000, and a Board Member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, among many others.
3 Chics LOVES Mayor Kasim Reed. He’s been a gift to his city and a staunch surrogate for President Obama!
Here are a few video clips of a true MASTER-O-CHIN-CHECKIN’
First Mayor Reed knows his HISTORY:
Mayor Kasim Reed Speaks at the 2012 Joint Center Annual Gala