Mayor Bottoms’ Anti-Violence Advisory Council Named

May 2021

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Administrative Order directing the City’s Chief Operating Officer to convene an Anti-Violence Advisory Council comprised of community members and partners to review the existing actions and plans related to addressing violent crimes and report their immediate recommendations within 30-45 days. Long-term recommendations from this group will be reported within 90 days.

The Advisory Council members include:

Andrea Boone, Atlanta City Councilmember, District 10

Dorthey Hurst, Atlanta Citizen Review Board, representing NPUs M-R

Michael Langford, Regional Vice President, Atlanta Community Involvement Center, WestCare Foundation

JP Matzigkeit, Atlanta City Councilmember, District 8

Brenda Muhammad, Executive Director, Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc.

Deborah Scott, CEO, Georgia Stand Up

Randall Slaughter, (Retired) Fire Chief, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department

Courtney Smith, President & LPC, Midtown Neighbors Association

Carol Tomé, CEO, UPS

George Turner, Atlanta Hawks, (Retired) Police Chief, Atlanta Police Department

Renata Turner, Presiding Judge, Fulton County Juvenile Court

Dave Wilkinson, President & CEO, Atlanta Police Foundation

Matthew Wesley Williams, President, The Interdenominational Theological Center

Sally Yates, Partner, King & Spalding Law Firm; Special Matters & Government Investigations