Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Council District 5
E-Mail Address: narchibong(at)atlantaga.gov
Natalyn Mosby Archibong is
serving her fourth term as a member of the Atlanta City Council. She is a
proud graduate of the Atlanta Public Schools, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree
in Psychology from Georgia Southwestern University, her Master’s Degree in
Public Administration from Georgia State University, and her Juris Doctorate
Degree from the University of Georgia. Prior to her election in 2001,
Archibong was very active in many civic and community organizations. She
founded the East Atlanta Business Association, and served three consecutive
terms as its president. Under her leadership, the East Atlanta Village
grew to become a distinctive commercial node, attracting a diverse and eclectic
mix of businesses providing retail, entertainment, food, and services. As
an educational activist, Archibong served as Corporate Secretary for APPLE
Corps, Inc., and she established a parent sponsored public school advocacy
group, OASIS: Organized Association of Schools in Southeast Atlanta.
Archibong began her career as an Educational Evaluator with the State Department
of Education. Later, she served as the Crim Cluster Coordinator through
The Atlanta Project, and became the Executive Director of the DeKalb Initiative
for Children and Families. She is currently an attorney in private
practice, and her office is located within the Council District she serves.
was introduced to excellence in education, civic involvement and public service
early in life by her parents. In fact, public service has become a family
tradition. Her father, Nathaniel Mosby (an Army veteran and career Federal
Government employee), was a former DeKalb County Commissioner, and her
mother, Gwendolyn Mosby, is a retired Atlanta Public School teacher.
Archibong currently serves as the Chair of the City Utilities Committee, and as a member on the Finance Executive, Committee on Council, and Transportation Committees. At its January 2009 meeting, Archibong was appointed the President Pro Tempore of the Council, by the unanimous vote of her colleagues.
legislative accomplishments include sponsoring zoning legislation which resulted
in the Edgewood Retail District and the creation of over 1,600 jobs and more
than 10.1 million dollars in tax revenue, establishing a taskforce to study the
environmental hazards associated with second-hand smoke, legislation acquiring
more than 10 acres of greenspace in District 5, legislation directing the
City’s Chief Financial Officer to provide greater transparency in matters
regarding the City’s financial standing, as well as legislation
establishing a 911 Taskforce to resolve jurisdictional issues involving
Atlanta-in-DeKalb emergency response. Archibong served as: Chair of the
City Utilities Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of Atlanta’s
General Employees Pension Fund, a member of the 2003 Class of Leadership
Atlanta, Trustee of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, and Board member,
East Lake YMCA.
was recognized as a Top Woman of Influence in 2012 by the Atlanta Business
is divorced and has a daughter, Miriam. Miriam, a product of the Atlanta
Public School System, is a graduate of both Spelman College and Harvard Graduate
School of Education, and she is currently enrolled in law school. Miriam
recently spent a year studying the educational system in Singapore, as
the result of being awarded a Fulbright Research scholarship.