Atlanta City councilmember, Keisha Lance Bottoms as sponsored legislation that has addressed the city’s $1.5 billion unfunded pension liability. This sweeping legislation has helped grow the city’s reserves from $7.4 million to more than $100 million, in under three years. She has also authored the toughest panhandling legislation in the history of the city.
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 and the Community Service Icon Award among a plethora of honors. Councilmember Bottoms’ has volunteered with numerous community organizations and currently serves on several boards.
Bottoms graduated magna cum laude from Florida A&M University and Georgia State University College of Law.