Mary Norwood is a Georgia native and long-time resident of Atlanta. Mary has lived, worked, volunteered, and advocated for responsible and responsive city government for more than 25 years. Mary began her public service career when she first joined City Council in 2001 and served for two consecutive terms. Despite her closely fought but unsuccessful run for Mayor in 2009, she has continued to advocate for the citizens of Atlanta. In 2013, Mary was resoundingly re-elected to City Council as a Citywide Council member, Post 2-At-Large.
An independent voice on the City Council, Mary has always focused on enhancing the quality of life in all Atlanta communities. She has worked closely with council colleagues, city officials, and neighborhood leaders, pulling together the necessary people that could and would have a positive effect on Atlanta.
Her work since returning to City Council has included serving on the Mayor’s Commission on Waste and Efficiency, the Repeat Offenders Commission, and the Code Enforcement Commission, where she serves as Co-Chair. Serving as Zoning Chair, she is shepherding the re-write of Atlanta’s Zoning Code. As we look to the future and our City’s growth, it is imperative that our laws reflect the Atlanta that we want to become.
Mary Norwood is passionate about Atlanta. She has devoted herself to representing all Atlantans for her entire tenure in city government. Mary is known both as an advocate for and friend to people from every Atlanta walk of life. Mary’s mission is to bring trust, compassion and a bright, safe future to our city and everyone who lives here.
Mary is married to Dr. Felton Norwood, a retired pediatrician. She is stepmother to Palmer Norwood of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Dr. Dorsey Norwood, a pediatrician working in East Point. A proven community activist, socially conscious neighbor and City Councilwoman, Mary Norwood will continue to fight for a more Safe, Transparent, Prosperous and Sustainable Atlanta as our next Mayor.