During her time on the council, Cleta Winslow has garnered praise for her efforts to revitalize the historic neighborhoods that comprise District 4.
Winslow graduated from Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in Social Work. She received her master's degree from the Clark Atlanta University School of Social Work.
She has worked at the Carrie-Steele-Pitts Children's Home and been housing director for the Atlanta Urban League. Cleta also worked for the City of Atlanta as a Human Service Planner and as a Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) Coordinator in the Bureau of Planning.
In addition to her elected duties, she spends much of her time as a community activist.
She has been a leader of the West End Neighborhood Development Organization. She has also initiated a youth scholarship program for college-bound students and a youth leadership project that focuses on community service. For her extensive volunteer work, Atlanta Public Schools awarded her the A.P.P.L.E. Corps award, the highest honor given by the city's public schools.
Winslow has been cited for other national awards, including the Outstanding Public Service Award from the National Association of Neighborhoods in 1991 and 1992. She has also been recognized as an Outstanding Young Woman of America.
She has been president of the National Association of Neighborhoods, a grassroots organization that works to improve the quality of neighborhood life and promote social and economic development. She also served on the board of the Metropolitan Atlanta Olympic Games Authority, the state's oversight committee for the 1996 Olympics.
Winslow has also been a member of the Police Pension Board, Charter Review Committee and a representative to the National League of Cities.
Winslow serves as a board member of Comcare Housing and the Atlanta Urban League and is actively involved with the Georgia Women's Political Caucus, the Atlanta Urban League and the League of Women Voters.