For the past twenty years, Mary Norwood has been a welcome and formidable presence in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast, tirelessly working for neighborhood inclusion and a level playing field in city politics. With her trademark demand for fiscal accountability and transparency in city government, Mary Norwood has an unsurpassed record of success in environmental, preservation, zoning, transportation, public safety, housing, and homeless issues.
A native Georgian, Mary has lived, worked, volunteered, and advocated for neighborhood involvement in city government since moving to Atlanta in 1974. Her education and business credentials are impeccable, and her passionate drive and determination to work for the betterment of Atlanta are legendary.
Mary’s civic activities and volunteer history, continuing a family legacy of community involvement, began in the early seventies. She was one of the youngest Vice Presidents of the Junior League of Atlanta and enacted organizational changes which are still in effect today. Her volunteer involvement has benefited over forty organizations, including the Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Preservation Center, the Frazer Center, and the Council for Battered Women, the Southeastern Horticultural Society, and the Women’s Pre-Release Center. Mrs. Norwood presently serves on the Atlanta City Council – Post 2 At Large (Citywide) and is the 2016 Zoning Committee Chair.