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.
Professionally, 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.
Archibong 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 Community Development/Human Services, and as a member on the Finance Executive, Transportation, and City Utilities Committees. At its January 2009 meeting, Archibong was appointed the President Pro Tempore of the Council, by the unanimous vote of her colleagues.
Her 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.
Archibong was recognized as a Top Woman of Influence in 2012 by the Atlanta Business League.
Archibong 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.