Neighbors from across District 6’s diverse neighborhoods are hosting a meet-and-greet Thursday, October 3, for Alex Wan, a long-time Morningside homeowner and civic leader who is seeking re-election to his Atlanta City Council District 6 post.
The 6:30-8:00 p.m. event is at Couscous Restaurant, 560 Dutch Valley Road (www.CousCousAtlanta.com). Valet parking is available. Plus, Couscous is accessible from the Atlanta BeltLine.
The Host Committee (www.alexwanforatlanta.com/events.html) for the event is still in formation. There is no cost to join at the Host level, though campaign contributions will be accepted prior to and at the event (www.alexwanforatlanta.com/get-involved.html).
“While I'm regularly out and about in the District at meetings and other gatherings, I wanted to set aside a special time to visit with friends and supporters and meet neighbors who may be new to the District,” Wan says. “I look forward to an informal evening, and especially to hearing the thoughts and concerns of my constituents.”
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served, and there will be a cash bar. RSVP to email@example.com
Thus far, Wan has been endorsed by:
- Georgia Equality,
- Georgia Log Cabin Republicans,
- Georgia Stonewall Democrats, and
- The Victory Fund.
Wan also received the Committee for Better Atlanta's highest possible ranking, "Excellent," while one of his challengers received a rating of "Not Qualified" and the other did not to participate in the CBA process, including written answers and an interview.
He is the first Asian American and first openly gay man to serve on Atlanta City Council. Wan is Director of Development for Emory University libraries, and previously served as Director of Development for Jerusalem House, an HIV/AIDS non-profit focusing on housing. Before that, he was a successful entrepreneur. Raised in Atlanta and a Morningside homeowner for over 19 years, Wan was perhaps best known before his Council win for long-time community involvement, including service on the Atlanta Development Authority (now Invest Atlanta) Board, for which he served as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair, and as the founder of the successful For the Kid in All of Us, an all-volunteer non-profit.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Finance MBA from Wharton Business School.
City Council District 6 encompasses much of Northeast Intown Atlanta, including Ansley Park, Atkins Park, Brookwood Hills (joins the district 01/01/2014), Candler Park (leaves the district 01/01/2014), Druid Hills, Lindbergh/Morosgo (joins the district 01/01/2014), Lindridge/Martin Manor, Midtown (part leaves 01/01/2014), Morningside/Lenox Park, Piedmont Heights, Sherwood Forest and Virginia-Highland.
For more information about Wan and his campaign: www.AlexWanForAtlanta.com.