Al Bartell (Mayoral Candidate)
10/9/2013, 12:16 p.m.
Campaign Web Site: bartellformayor.com
City of Residence: Atlanta
How have you served your district and the city best in the past?: I advocated for the neighborhood associations in Atlanta to be fully recognized as the critical public engagement framework for our city. I have communicated on their behalf with the seven standing committees of the city council. Additionally I have promoted their causes with the fourteen departments of city government.
If elected, what issues will you give highest priority to?: The issue of highest priority for me as Mayor is public engagement in the decisions of Atlanta city government. My intention is to ensure that neighborhood, community, faith and small business leaders have the same access to public policy decisions as lobbyists, special interests groups and corporations.
Level of Education: Post Graduate
Name: Al Bartell
Office Sought: Mayor
Political Experience: Public Policy Management
Prior Office(s) Held: None
Profession: Certified Mediator
What do you plan to accomplish during your term in office?: In the first 100 days of being Mayor I plan to establish the office of public engagement and the office of performance management. The two public policy management initiatives will make available an engagement and performance strategy to improve the quality of life in Atlanta both now and for generations to come.
What is your vision for the future of Atlanta?: I have a vision for Atlanta to be an urban economic and cultural center. We can achieve the vision with diversity and communication as the cornerstones of our commitment. It is possible that our city can be a model for collaboration and become a state of the art urban center in the dawn of the 21st century.
What specific strengths do you bring to the position you seek?: As a certified mediator in the area of public policy management I have mastered the ability to communicate public policy to individuals, groups and organizations. Additionally, I have the astute quality to engage public policy advocates on issues that impact the quality of life in Atlanta, the State of Georgia and the southeast region of America.