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Jannquell Peters


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Officeholder

Jannquell Peters (born August 1, 1973) is an American politician, attorney and public servant who is the 33rd Mayor of the City of East Point, Georgia. She serves in a non-partisan seat as Mayor, but is registered as a Democrat.

On her first run for public office, she was the front-runner in a runoff on November 5, 2013 with 37.48 percent of the vote and unseating the incumbent in a four candidate field.[1] She was elected to a four year term as Mayor on December 3, 2013, garnering a commanding 71.26 percent of the city-wide vote.

Early Life and education

Jannquell was born and raised in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School[2] and received a B.A. in Political Science from Northern Michigan University. She returned to Louisiana to earn a Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Peters is graduate of Leadership Atlanta, class of 2016.[3]

Career

Legal and Advocacy Work

Following a summer internship during law school at the Fulton County Family Division, Jannquell knew she would one day call Georgia home. After graduating from law school, she returned to Georgia where she began her career as an advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care with the Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)] program.

During her fourteen years of practicing law in Georgia, Jannquell has served as a Public Defender at the Fulton County Public Defender’s office and later returned to child advocacy as a Guardian Ad Litem.

East Point Mayor

Jannquell was elected to a four year term as Mayor on December 3, 2013.[4][5]

In 2016, the City of East Point secured its first ever bond rating of A+ from Standard & Poor's credit agency, signaling to potential investors the city’s creditworthiness and financial strength.[6]

In early 2017, Mayor Peters traveled to New York to present to credit agencies Moody's and Fitch in an effort to receive an initial credit rating on the city’s Building Authority debt service in preparation for the refunding of a 2007 bond series (estimated par amount of 47 million dollars).

Affiliations

Mayor Peters is a member of the United States Conference of Mayors.[7] She was recently named to a three year term on the Policy Makers Council of the national organization: American Public Power Association.[8]

Community Service

Mayor Peters is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta and was featured on the cover of Hotline, the organization's "Breaking Barriers With Books" Winter 2017 newsletter. She is a volunteer voice over artist for Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS).[9]

References

  1. Cochran, Noreen. "East Point mayor candidates share plans at sorority forum" (in en). http://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/south_metro/news/east-point-mayor-candidates-share-plans-at-sorority-forum/article_03eaebc4-a2cb-11e7-a34e-1b5399dccf6d.html. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  2. "Comments Magazine" (in en). https://issuu.com/countryday/docs/141604_mpcd-web. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  3. Couret, Jacques. "Who is in the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2016?". https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2015/05/01/who-is-in-the-leadership-atlanta-class-of-2016.html. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  4. Staff, WABE. "East Point, Georgia Is ‘Where Main Meets Metro’" (in en). http://news.wabe.org/post/east-point-georgia-where-main-meets-metro. 
  5. Cochran, Noreen. "East Point mayor: collaborative work will transcend politics and fear" (in en). http://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/south_metro/news/east-point-mayor-collaborative-work-will-transcend-politics-and-fear/article_e6dc1530-0991-11e7-a1a9-6b213cde3ced.html. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  6. Kinch, Dionne. "East Point earns superior bond rating". http://www.ajc.com/news/local/east-point-earns-superior-bond-rating/W1sFbQUQ96BPVHzhnczqRJ/. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  7. "Meet the Mayors". https://www.usmayors.org/mayors/meet-the-mayors/. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  8. "Policy Makers Council Members". https://www.publicpower.org/policy-makers-council-members. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  9. "Meet the Other Mayors: Jannquell Peters, East Point". 23 September 2015. http://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/meet-the-other-mayors-jannquell-peters-east-point/. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 

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