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Mary Norwood (City Council Post 2 At-Large Candidate)

10/9/2013, 12:08 p.m.

Campaign Web Site: www.marynorwood.com

City of Residence: Fulton

E-Mail: mary@marynorwood.com

How have you served your district and the city best in the past?: My years in public service are an open book. I’ve made myself available to my constituents and been a working, visible presence in all Atlanta neighborhoods. I have an honest rapport with community leaders, church groups, neighborhood organizations and ordinary citizens, and an open door policy to address their needs.

If elected, what issues will you give highest priority to?: Safety. Every citizen and visitor to our city must be and feel safe. City Council, under direction and leadership of the Mayor, must legislate, oversee, and implement measures to increase the presence of first responders. In collaboration with police and fire department chiefs, a more visible presence can be accomplished.

Level of Education: Bachelor of Arts

Name: Mary Norwood

Office Sought: Atlanta City Council Post 2 At-Large

Political Experience:

Prior Office(s) Held: Atlanta City Council Post 2 At-Large

Profession: Executive

What do you plan to accomplish during your term in office?: My job is to address the needs of our citizens. Each Atlanta neighborhood is unique; challenges and issues vary. I will continue my efforts to bring quality city services, a safe environment, infrastructure improvements, and a sense of safety to our city. I want to see our city’s citizens thrive.

What is your vision for the future of Atlanta?: I see Atlanta as an economically sound and environmentally secure leader on the cutting edge of research and development, transportation, business, and educational trends in the 21st Century. I envision an inclusive, culturally stimulating and diverse citizenry thriving in a livable and sustainable city; an extraordinary example to the world.

What specific strengths do you bring to the position you seek?: Experience. I served on City Council for eight years and earned each success through hard work and the belief that as a city we can do better. Business expertise, a collaborative spirit, and commitment for a more inclusive, unified, and culturally rich city is what motivates me to serve.