Jennifer Ide is a native Atlantan serving her first term as a member of the Atlanta City Council, representing the citizens of District 6.
Jennifer is an entrepreneur, lawyer, advocate, and mother who learned early the importance of service to others and to the community.
From child advocacy and education to free legal services for low-income Atlantans, Jennifer has been part of the force to make our city great.
Upon graduation from the Westminster Schools and the University of Virginia, Jennifer taught elementary school and worked for Georgia CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). Jennifer understands first-hand how vital a solid education is to a child’s future, that child’s family, and community. Much like the growth of children, Jennifer believes strong, resilient cities grow over generations, not overnight.
Jennifer earned a law degree from Emory University School of Law. She clerked for the federal district court and practiced law at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan for 12 years. She has held multiple board and leadership positions in the community and professionally:
· Chair of the Morningside Elementary School Council
· Representative on the Grady Cluster Planning Committee
· Board member of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, serving on the executive
committee for several years
· Leadership positions with the State Bar and Atlanta Legal Aid
· Graduate of Leadership Georgia
Jennifer has performed pro bono work through Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Atlanta Legal Aid, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Georgia Legal Services, and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.
In 2012, Jennifer and her sister co-founded Rimidi, a digital health start-up that develops technology to transform healthcare delivery and reduce healthcare disparities. The company recently partnered with global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to provide help for people who use insulin to manage diabetes.
Jennifer has lived in Morningside for 17 years with her husband, Matt. They have four daughters. Jennifer is a long-time member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Midtown.