Felicia Moore has been a public servant for nearly 30 years, beginning as President of her Neighborhood Association and Chair of her Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU-D). In these roles, she was recognized as a strong advocate for economic community development and community engagement.
She decided that government needed to change the way it did business and she wanted to do something about it. In 1997, with broad support from her community, she decided to put her real estate career on hold to seek election as the City Councilmember for District 9. She served District 9 for 20 years before becoming Council President in January 2018.
As the Post 3 At-Large Council member, Andre Dickens has been a vocal legislative leader on public safety, transportation, affordable housing, workforce development, educational opportunities for Atlanta Public Schools students, and seasoned citizens programming. He currently serves as the chairman of the Transportation Committee, providing oversight to city streets, bridges, sidewalks, paths, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest airport. In 2017, he chaired the Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee, during which time homicides went down 33% and all violent crimes decreased 12%.
Some of his legislative highlights include: creating the Department of Transportation, sponsoring legislation increasing annual salaries for Senior Patrol Officers, implementing a $15 per hour minimum wage for city employees, establishing BeltLine Inclusionary Zoning for affordable housing, establishing the Atlanta Youth Commission, setting aside a $40 million Housing Opportunity Bond, creating a joint commission between City Council and APS board, and establishing a BeltLine senior housing rehab program. In 2017, he sponsored and helped launch the Teen “Midnight” Basketball League, a program which includes workshops that help young men develop life skills and further their education.