Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Atlanta City Council Member Felicia A. Moore honored by Common Cause Georgia as a recipient of the 2012 Democracy Award

ATLANTA Atlanta City Council Member Felicia Moore was selected as a recipient of the 2012 Democracy Award presented be Common Cause Georgia.

This year's award reception was held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 21 at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead.

The Common Cause Democracy Award honors individuals who have stepped forward to make a positive difference in improving our democracy.

Common Cause Georgia is a non-profit, non-partisan citizens' lobby organization.  It believes that by banding together, citizens can make a difference in their local and state governments.  Throughout the year, members work to strengthen public participation and to ensure that the political process serves the public interest, rather than the special interests.

Council Member Moore was elected to the Atlanta City Council in 1997, and is serving her fourth term representing the citizens of District 9.  Currently, she serves as Chair of the Finance/Executive Committee and is a member of the Committee on Council and the Transportation Committee.

During her tenure, she has also chaired the Community Development/Human Resources, Transportation and Committee on Council.

One of her legislative highlights is the instrumental role she had in the major pension reform for the City of Atlanta in 2011.  Moore is credited by many for bringing the labor unions, pension boards and employee groups together to agree on their increased contribution level to save their Defined Benefits and avoid costly legal action against the City. 

Other 2012 Common Cause Democracy Award Honorees included:

 

Jay Bookman

Columnist, Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Mike Bowers

Lead Investigator, Atlanta Public Schools Investigation

 

Bill Bozarth

Former Executive Director, Common Cause Georgia

 

Jason Carter

Georgia State Senator

 

Debbie Dooley

Citizen Activist, Georgia Tea Party Patriots

 

Kay Godwin

Citizen Activist, Georgia Conservatives In Action

 

Richard Hyde

Lead Investigator, Atlanta Public Schools Investigation

 

Mike Luckovich

Editorial Cartoonist, Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Josh McKoon

Georgia State Senator

 

Elizabeth Poythress

Citizen Activist, League Of Women Voters Of Georgia

 

Tommy Smith

Georgia State Representative

 

Julianne Thompson

Citizen Activist, Georgia Tea Party Patriots

 

Pat Tippett

Citizen Activist, Georgia Conservatives In Action

 

Bob Wilson

Lead Investigator, Atlanta Public Schools Investigation

 

Kyle Wingfield

Columnist, Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Dick Yarbrough

Syndicated Columnist