"All Politics Is Local" brings Galloway's public servants together for conversation on local issues
On Oct. 1, Galloway hosted a panel of seven members of the school community who are involved in local electoral politics. The panelists were alumni, parents of current students and parents of alumni, including:
- Peter Aman, former mayoral candidate for the City of Atlanta, current and alumni parent,
- Andy Bauman, member of the Sandy Springs Council for District 6, current and alumni parent,
- John Ernst '94, mayor of Brookhaven,
- Amir Farokhi '96, member of the Atlanta City Council for District 2,
- Jen Jordan, Georgia Senator for District 6, current parent,
- Lee Morris, member of the Fulton County Commission for District 3, alumni parent,
- and Shea Roberts, a candidate for the Georgia House for District 52, current parent.
Michelle Maziar '98 was the event's moderator. She is director of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs for the City of Atlanta, a Galloway trustee, and the 2017 Galloway ALUMinary Award winner.
The panelists each explained how and why they decided to enter public service. Then also shared their thoughts on current issues including development and housing, crime and policing, educational opportunities and employment, transportation, and the increasing divisiveness in politics.