Cleta M. Winslow has recently been re-elected to her fifth term on the Atlanta City Council as a representative of the District 4. For the last three years, she has severed as the chairperson of the Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee and sits on the Finance and Executive Committee as well as the Committee on Council.
Over the years, Councilmember Winslow has played an integral role in the revitalization of a number of neighborhoods in District 4. She has contributed significantly to a board range of initiatives in the district that include having brought over $350 million on the housing and commercial developments, having provided over $10 million in infrastructure to Beltline park improvements, 11 million has been spent on sidewalks and street repaving and $10 million infrastructure to attract new development into southwest Atlanta.
She has been president of the National Association of Neighborhoods (NAN) since 1992. NAN works at the grassroots level to improve the quality of life and to promote social and economic development in neighborhoods though out the Unite States.
Prior to coming to the city government, Ms. Winslow served on the staff of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for eight years. In 1990, Maynard Jackson asked her to come to the City of Atlanta and for three years she worked as a human service planner and later as the Neighborhood Planning Unit Coordinator in the City of Atlanta’s Planning Department.
From 1977 to 1993, Ms. Winslow was a community activist in her neighborhood in Atlanta called West End. During her tenure as president of the West End Neighborhood Development Organization, she initiated a youth scholarship program for college-bound students and a youth leadership project that focused on community services. She received the A.P.P.L.E corps award, highest honors bestowed by the Atlanta Public School, for her extensive volunteer work with elementary and high school students. She helped raise more than $10,000 in college scholarships to send high school students onto college.
Councilmember Winslow graduated from Tennessee State University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She later earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Atlanta University School of Social Work
(now Clark – Atlanta University).
Councilmember Winslow has received a number of national and local awards for her dedicated services to neighborhoods and to improvements in district 4 including the outstanding public Service Awards from NAN (National Association of Neighborhoods); recognized several times as an Outstanding Young Woman of America; and she received the first Outstanding Community Service Award presented by the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College.
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