Forum kicks off Atlanta Mayoral campaign

Forum kicks off Atlanta Mayoral campaign

By SPR Staff –

The Buckhead Coalition, an influential business group that promotes development/quality-of-life issues in Atlanta’s Buckhead community, says it will feature eight “mayoral candidates it has graded as creditable at this time” during its annual January 25 luncheon meeting. The non-profit Coalition also operates the Better Community Political Action Committee, which is obviously interested in the fall 2017 mayoral race. (Candidate qualifying starts in September.)

A Coalition media release says the luncheon “conversation” will include questions directed to “Peter Aman, Keisha Bottoms, Vincent Fort, Kwanza Hall, Ceasar Mitchell, Mary Norwood, Michael Sterling, and Cathy Woolard.”

“The attendance at this yearly program attracts local elected officials, representatives of major news media, and management of area civic organizations, together with the noted business heads,” the release says. The release says the Coalition wants to “start the process” of featuring the main mayoral hopefuls because “selecting the new administration for Atlanta will be the most important issue facing us from now to November.”

Attendance is by invitation only, but the working press will also be invited to report on what is said during the “mayoral conversation” part of the program. InsiderAdvantage is told that the mayoral hopefuls will be given a general idea of the questions they all will be asked during the luncheon program.