Sherry B. Williams
Public Policy and Civic Engagement Consultant and author
Ebenezer Baptist Church, NAACP Lifetime member, C.L.Harper High School Alumni Lifetime Member, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, former League of Women Voters Board member, ARC Transit Equity Advisory Group, Atlanta Citizens Review Board
Atlanta City Council Post 3 At-large
I have been doing this work all my life on the community level. People encouraged me to run because they weren’t satisfied with the other candidates’ ability to help working families and to improve the quality of life for underserved communities. I am accessible, fair, and transparent. I’m the person people call when they want solutions.
I am the only candidate who has experience working across multiple municipalities, departments, and agencies that interact with the city. This is critical experience given the serious problems currently facing Atlanta. Therefore, I am the only candidate who is ready to serve day one.
I am the best candidate to address this because I have actually been out in the community advocating and marching directly with people and local governments.
Voters need to be heard. They need to have an accountable and transparent government and an accessible city councilperson. Underserved communities need to be made whole.
I would be more accessible and involved, especially with seniors. I will allocate more resources to underserved areas. I will also focus on improving transit/transportation options by expanding MARTA, work to house the homeless through housing first policies and delivering services to people that need it including expanding P.A.D., address our tree canopy crisis, and work to protect air quality.
Public Safety, Infrastructure (includes Transportation & Transit expansion), and Affordable Housing (including living wages for city workers and training for in-demand jobs).
We need to stop crime in Atlanta by having strong policies on guns and gangs. I served on and chaired the Citizens Review Board. I will also implement President Obama’s 21st century policing strategies. Experts know crime trends, the police know what’s happening on the ground, and the community is the people that are actually impacted. I will connect those stakeholders and deliver results.