I was passionate about leading and making our community, especially the African-American community, a better place in terms of a place we all could be proud of.
Many would say that Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall was destined for leadership. The son of civil rights veterans Leon and Evelyn Hall, this former president of the Benjamin E. Mays High School student government association inherited a legacy of bringing about change in his community.
Hall is in his third term on City Council. He previously served as an elected member of the Atlanta Board of Education. He is a member of the Council’s Public Safety, Zoning, and Community Development committees.
One of his signature achievements during his first term was a community-based master planning process that launched the renaissance of Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. During his second term, he received local and national recognition for his “Year of Boulevard” initiative, which focuses on improving public safety and bringing resources to the youth and families of the Old Fourth Ward’s Boulevard corridor, the neighborhood that raised Martin Luther King Jr. The corridor has the highest concentration of poverty in the southeastern United States.
Hall was named one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “40 under 40,” and he was voted by an independent media panel as one of the 100 most influential Atlantans. Hall and his wife Natalie have two sons and live in the Martin Luther King Jr., Historic District.