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Joan Garner

Comissioner | Fulton County, Georgia (District 4)

Commissioner Joan P. Garner is the Commissioner for District 4, which encompasses the heart of the City of Atlanta, Midtown, neighborhoods surrounding Cascade Road, and neighborhoods west of downtown Atlanta to Fulton Industrial Boulevard. She is a native of Washington DC. She made Atlanta her home in 1978. Commissioner Garner earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of the District of Columbia. Commissioner Garner received a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication from Howard University. Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, R, S, and T are located in Commissioner Garner’s new district. Some NPUs are split between other Fulton County Commissioners.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Rinku Sen
Joan Garner
Mary Hooks


We The People: Atlanta Remembered, Reimagined & rEvolutionized

Creative Director: Monica Raye Simpson
DJ: masud "mikeflo" asante
Band: Musiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective
Drumming Group: Jayusori: Freedom Sound
Vocalists: Che Rene, madam cj, Love Shanti Om
Dance Company: Black Rosez
African Dance and Drumming Company: Djole Kele
Emcee: camil williams
Poet: Qiana Cutts
Musician: Ken J
Voguer: Mickyel Bradford

Doors open at 6:30.

Speakers: Rinku Sen, Joan Garner, Mary Hooks