Mayoral Forum on the Arts


  • Monday, Sep 25, 2017 5pm - 8pm

LOCATION: The Woodruff Arts Center - 1280 Peachtree Street


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Hear mayoral candidates discuss their arts platform and how they will help our sector grow and thrive. Moderated by Doug Hooker, Atlanta Regional Commission, and Penny McPhee, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. The Mayoral Forum will be held in the Rich Theatre at the Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center.

5 p.m. - Network and mingle

5:30 p.m. - Forum begins

7 p.m. – Reception


The candidates confirmed for this event include the following:

  • Peter Aman, former Chief Operating Officer of Atlanta
  • Al Bartell, Green Party Candidate
  • Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta City Council member, District 11
  • John Eaves, Fulton County Chairman, District 7, At-Large
  • Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Council member, District 2
  • Ceasar Mitchell, Atlanta City Council President
  • Mary Norwood, Atlanta City Council member, Post 2 At Large
  • Cathy Woolard, former Atlanta City Council President


In advance of this forum the public is invited to provide input through a survey on the issues candidates will be discussing. Follow this link to complete the survey:




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Host Committee:

Susan and Ron Antinori, Kate Atwood, Radcliffe Bailey, Joe Bankoff, Veronica Biggins, Lucinda Bunnen, David and Chris Cofrin, Louis Corrigan, Ann Cramer, Kevin Green, Charlie Henn, Jim Irwin, Glen Jackson, Phil Jacobs, Liz Lapidus, Scott Leventhal, Rohit Malthora, Keith Parker, Fahamu Pecou, Alicia Philipp, Andrea Pinabell, Mitch Reiner, Deborah Scott, Lain Shakespeare, Louise Shaw, Nathaniel Smith, Helen Smith Price, Bo Spalding

Hosted by Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and ChooseATL