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Statements on the Passing of Atlanta City Council member Ivory Lee Young, Jr.

Post Date:11/16/2018 5:16 PM

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Dexter Chambers
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November 16, 2018

Statements on the Passing of Atlanta City Council member Ivory Lee Young, Jr.

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Council members issued the following statements on the passing of Atlanta City Council member Ivory Lee Young, Jr. Young passed away peacefully Friday at a local hospital after undergoing cancer treatment. He was 56.

“I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of my dear friend and colleague Ivory Lee Young, Jr. Ivory and I have worked closely together for more than 25 years and in our shared westside communities. He was a prince of a man, a dear friend and a respected colleague. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Shalise, and the Young family.” – Michael Julian Bond, Post 1 At-Large

“Ivory was truly a bright light on the city council. He was a committed leader and positive role model to the constituents in District 3. As a resident of Vine City, he recognized that it was a challenged neighborhood, but he stepped up to the plate and was able to give back to the community in many ways, including the construction of the park that is currently being developed on Boone Boulevard.  He also believed in students getting a solid education and assisted with the reopening of M.R. Hollis Innovation Academy in his district. During his tenure, he expanded parks, enhanced streetscapes, and contributed to the rebirth of west Midtown to help strengthen and further stabilize the northwestern portion of his district. He was a true champion of the people. He will be missed not only as a colleague, but also as my friend.” – Cleta Winslow, District 4

"With the passing of Councilmember Ivory Lee Young, Jr., the Atlanta City Council has lost a veteran legislator, cherished colleague and dedicated community advocate.  Our hearts are deeply saddened by his death as we send our prayers and unwavering support to his wife, Mrs. Shalise Steele-Young, and family. Councilman Young fought as hard for his constituents as he did for his own life, during a long battle against cancer. May he be remembered for the measurable accomplishments he made on behalf of citizens in Southwest Atlanta and most of all, for his indomitable human spirit."  -- Council President Felicia A. Moore


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