During her years on the City Council, she was a tireless advocate for increased housing and services for the homeless.
She worked with Mayor Franklin to create the Gateway Center (Atlanta's centralized intake and assessment facility for the homeless) in 2003, and continues to serve on their Board of Directors.
Cabral Franklin, an Atlanta political operative and son of former mayor Shirley Franklin, died Tuesday from complications of cancer, his family has confirmed. My dear son passed away today surrounded by his family.
Shirley Franklin was elected the first AfricanAmerican woman mayor of a major southern city in 2002 and served two terms until 2009. The mayor is term limited in Atlanta. Upon leaving office, she was appointed to the William and Camille Cosby Endowed Chair at Spelman College and served in this capacity until June 2011. Franklin is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, an organization formed in 2006 and cochaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino.
She was President of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors. Shirley Franklin Backs Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Mary Norwood in Stunning Endorsement [Photo Credit: Wikipedia Shirley Franklin backs Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood in a stunning endorsement on Monday that has left some in the black community kinda salty with her.
Former mayoral candidate Peter Aman also endorsed In 2001, the people of Atlanta elected Shirley Franklin, a first time candidate for public office, to serve as the 58th Mayor of the City of Atlanta. She became the first female mayor of Atlanta and the first African American woman to serve as mayor of a major southern city. Mayor Franklin has A collection of current and former politiciansincluding an exgovernor and two former Atlanta mayorsand an estimated 1, 200 others came together this past weekend for ATLANTA Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin has a strong message for city leaders about the ongoing bribery scandal.
" You have to go above and beyond what the expectation is, Franklin told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne on Wednesday.