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Atlanta councilman Kwanza Hall receives Men of Power and Influence Award

Kwanza Hall was among a host of  award recipients who were honored for “their achievements and for utilizing their reach and resources to edify those whose lives they touch,” says Munson Steed, CEO/Publisher rolling out magazine, at the Men of Power and Influence Awards sponsored by Ford.

Hall is a member of the Atlanta City Council representing District 12, the city’s most culturally and socio-economically diverse area and a private business developer. He chairs the Advisory Committee on International Relations and one of his biggest successes to date has been improvements in the historic Old Fourth Ward’s making it a mainstay on “Best of Atlanta” lists and ripe for new development. Hall serves on a number of boards, including the National Center for Civil and Human Rights; Leadership Atlanta; the Downtown and Midtown Improvement Districts; Atlanta Medical Center; Operation HOPE; the American Institute of Architects; and the Metro Atlanta Arts Fund. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Hall lives in the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District with his wife, Natalie, and two sons.

Supermodel Tyson Beckford and TV personality and author Toya Wright co-hosted the event celebrating this diverse group of industry leaders which was held at the Twelve Ballroom at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.