Atlanta City Councilmember Cleta Winslow has been reinstalled as Central Region 3 President on the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Board of Directors for the second consecutive year.
The purpose of the position is to promote issues impacting Atlanta.
The GMA is a statewide organization made up of elected officials from various municipalities in the state including city mayors and city councilmembers. The purpose of GMA is to anticipate and influence the forces shaping Georgia’s communities and to provide leadership, tools and services that assist local governments in becoming more innovative, effective and responsive.
Created in 1933 and based in Atlanta, the GMA is the only state organization that represents municipal governments in Georgia.
The GMA’s membership currently totals 512 municipal governments, accounting for more than 99 percent of the state’s municipal population. A 63-member board of directors governs GMA. Program implementation is charged to the executive director and staff of over 80 full-time employees.
During her time on the council, Winslow has garnered praise for her efforts to revitalize historic neighborhoods within Council District 4. She also has recently been appointed to the Atlanta Housing Authority’s Choice Neighborhood Advisory Committee, which is part of White House-led initiative to identify ways to best invest in neighborhoods across the country.
Winslow currently serves as a board member of Comcare Housing and the Atlanta Urban League and is involved with the Georgia Women’s Political Caucus, the Atlanta Urban League and the League of Women Voters.