Friday, October 05, 2012
Leaders to join the Council for Quality Growth in honoring Sam Massell –
business, civic leader and the 53rd Mayor of the city of Atlanta
Atlanta city leaders including Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Mayor Kasim
Reed and City Council Member Yolanda Adrean will join the Council for Quality
Growth and Atlanta’s business and civic community in honoring former Mayor Sam
Massell at the 2012 Four Pillar Tribute taking place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
on Thursday, October 4 at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 International
Blvd NW, Atlanta.
Massell, a life-long resident of Atlanta, has had successful careers in real
estate brokerage, elected office, the field of tourism and association
other achievements, Mayor Massell is credited with establishing MARTA
(Atlanta’s mass transit program), with developing the city’s first enclosed
arena (the Omni Coliseum), and for the development of what is
Park in downtown Atlanta. He also pioneered
minority opportunities in city government, appointing the first female to
Atlanta’s City Council and the first African Americans as city department
leaving full-time public service, Massell entered the tourism business in
Buckhead where he operated for thirteen years under the name of Your Travel
Agent Sam Massell.
Massell now manages a nonprofit civic organization as founding President of the
Buckhead Coalition. This is a prestigious association of chief executive
officers of major businesses in this area on the north side of Atlanta who have
pooled their strengths to nurture the quality of life and guide the orderly
growth of Buckhead.
2012 Four Pillar Tribute Chairs include
businesswoman Juanita Baranco, Dr. Mark Becker and
businessman Bernie Marcus
Among Thursday’s speakers will be the Honorable
Reed, Mayor of the City of Atlanta; the Honorable Roy Barnes, Former
Georgia Governor; the Honorable David Gambrell, Former U.S. Senator; Attorney
General Sam Olens, Attorney General, State of Georgia; and Jenny Pruitt, CEO,
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.
Honorable Ceasar C. Mitchell, President of the Atlanta City Council, will serve
Council for Quality Growth is celebrating 23 years of honoring leaders who show
an exemplary commitment to the Atlanta region and our state with its annual Four
Pillar Award. This unique honor commemorates the honoree’s significant
contributions, both personally and professionally, to his or her community.
Council for Quality Growth is a not-for-profit trade association that promotes
economic development through fair and sound policy. The Council is committed to
the belief that the economic future and quality of life in the metro Atlanta
region and Georgia depends on continued balanced and responsible growth.