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Councilmember Keisha Bottoms Named one of Atlanta's Top 100 Black Women of Influence

Keisha Lance Bottoms
Keisha Lance Bottoms
Congratulations are in order for one of our most visible and responsive city councilpersons representing parts of Southwest Atlanta which make up her District 11, Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms.  On Tuesday morning the councilwoman was named one of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence” by the Atlanta Business League.  She was honored during the “Women of Vision” Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

According to a written statement, "since 1994, the Atlanta Business League has recognized business owners, professionals, community, and civic leaders in metro Atlanta."  The list reflects the names of women in metro Atlanta communities who have reached senior level positions; are leading entrepreneurs in their industry; have proven history-making feats; or have attained the ability to influence large public bodies politically and in government. 

Cascade Patch has yet to see the full list of those named, but we are confident that there will be other local women named and they too deserve a great big kudos for receiving such recognition for their hard work.

About Keisha Lance Bottoms

In addition to serving on the Atlanta City Council, Bottoms maintains a private law practice and has served as General Counsel for a multi-million dollar business, as well as a Judge (Pro Hoc) in Fulton County State Court.  She has worked as a legal analyst and reporter for various media outlets and has served as a guest speaker and panelist during numerous events, speaking on a variety of topics, including, law, community engagement, and public policy.

Councilmember Bottoms’ commitment to community and public service has been recognized by the 2013 YWCA Academy of Women Achievers.  She has also been awarded the Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Community Service, the Community Service Icon Award, and the Keeper of the Dream Award. She is a member of the Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2011 and has also been honored as one of 10 Outstanding Atlantans based upon her professional achievements and dedicated community service.

Councilmember Bottoms has volunteered with numerous community organizations and currently serves on the boards of Families First, The Children’s School, the Firefighter Pension Fund, and Atlanta Mayoral Board of Service.  She has previously served on the Boards of the YWCA of Atlanta, CURE for Childhood Cancer, the Atlanta Cyclorama Task Force, and as a trustee of Ben Hill United Methodist Church. Councilmember Bottoms is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, the Dogwood City Chapter of The Links, Inc. and the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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