VICTORY ROAD: The People's Mayor
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VICTORY ROAD: The People's Mayor

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An Atlanta native and proud mother of four adult children and seven grandchildren, Dr. Evelyn Wynn-Dixon, Mayor of the city of Riverdale, earned her post-secondary and post-graduate education in Social Work and Gerontology. The Honorable Dr. Evelyn Wynn-Dixon has earned a reputation as a hard-working leader who values innovation, collaboration, and citizen engagement. Dr. Evelyn Wynn-Dixon serves as Mayor of the City of Riverdale. Riverdale is a metropolitan suburb of Atlanta with a diverse and dynamic population; and is located approximately 5 miles south of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest airports.
Mayor Dixon’s most recent appointments were to Governor Nathan Deal’s Transit Governance Task Force. Additionally, she serves in an executive capacity on the National Association of Black Mayors Board of Directors, American Red Cross Minority Recruitment Board and the Securus House Executive Board—just to name a few. Mayor Dixon has been recognized for her exemplary leadership; as such, she is the recipient of countless awards and special honors. In May 2011, she was awarded the prestigious designation of, ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ by the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce. Since taking office in January 2008, Mayor Dixon and the City Council have pursued policies that have dramatically improved the quality of life in Riverdale. Nicknamed, The People’s Mayor, early in her political career for her high accessibility, tireless work ethic and attention to the basics, Mayor Dixon is working to inspire a generation of public officials who are rooted in the belief that citizens are the best civic entrepreneurs. Best known for forging partnerships to revitalize Riverdale’s communities, strengthening the economy through workforce investments, and smart growth initiatives, Wynn-Dixon’s vision for Riverdale is based on strong, welcoming communities that provide unlimited opportunities for success. In one of the most tumultuous economies the country has ever faced, the City of Riverdale constructed a state of the art, 20,000 square ft. city hall, a distinctive multi-purpose center, and an outdoor Amphitheatre. Under her leadership, Riverdale has proven that it will continue to be a true model for smart growth.

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