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Ambassador to Discuss Dynamics of Diplomatic Service April 1 at Spelman

Ambassador to Discuss Dynamics of Diplomatic Service April 1 at Spelman

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources for the U.S. Department of State, will address the dynamics of diplomatic service during a presentation titled, “Meeting Today's Global Challenges with 21st Century Diplomats,” at Spelman College, Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield leads a team of 400 employees who carry out a range of personnel functions for the State Department’s 60,000-strong workforce − from recruitment and hiring, through evaluations and promotions, to retirement. 

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

Reed says he will seek reelection

Reed says he will seek reelection

ATLANTA -- During his fourth State of the City address, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced his intention to seek a second term in the mayor's office.

Reed began his remarks by teasing the audience about his future plans. Later in the speech, he said he had given his future considerable thought and that he would be with President Barack Obama during his visit to metro Atlanta on Thursday.

As the crowd held its collective breath, Reed laughed and said he would run again.

The audience broke into a cheering standing ovation as Reed laughed and said, "Fooled you!"

Dave Barry to read at Carter Center

Dave Barry to read at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry will read from his first novel in over a decade at the Carter Center this week.

Barry will talk about and sign copies of Insane City Wednesday at 7 p.m.

A summary was provided by A Cappella Books, which is sponsoring Barry's visit:

Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league in pretty much any way you could imagine, which is why it continued to astonish him that he was on a plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse had already sprung an airport prank on him, and he'd survived it, and if that was the worst of it, everything should be OK. Smooth sailing from now on.

Author of book of presidential homes to visit Carter Center

Author of book of presidential homes to visit Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Author Hugh Howard will visit the Carter Center later this month to share his new book on presidents' homes and personal lives.

Howard wrote Houses of the Presidents, which offers a unique tour of the non-White House homes of America's presidents, from George Washington to the present.

He will discuss the book and sign copies on Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more at hughhoward.com.

The Carter Center is located at 441 Freedom Parkway. Inman Park-based A Cappella Books will sell copies of Houses of the Presidents at the reading.

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Republican Party nominated former Atlanta mayoral candidate and Atlanta City Council member Mary Norwood to the Fulton County Elections Board.

She would replace William F. Riley, who resigned.

"With the resignation of our County Party stalwart and former judge, William Riley, from the Board of Elections and the ongoing investigation by the Secretary of State's office, we had to act quickly to find someone with the high caliber of intellect and ability to effect change," Fulton County Republican Party Chairman Roger Bonds said in a statement.

"Mary Norwood is just that kind of person," Bonds added. "Her background as a small business owner, community activist and former elected official gives her the political savvy and professionalism that makes her the ideal person to continue the clean-up work Riley started."

The vote on Norwood's nomination is Jan. 23.

Get involved with the Atlanta Junior Chamber International

Get involved with the Atlanta Junior Chamber International

ATLANTA -- With the beginning of a new year and New Year’s resolutions on the rise, many people may be asking what next? The Junior Chamber International of Atlanta is answering just that. JCI-Atlanta offers a wide range of opportunities and events such as community service, networking, personal development, happy hours, trips, international relations, and more.

The next event, the General Membership Meeting, will take place on Tuesday, January 22 from 6:00-8:30pm at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. The public is invited to join the Jaycees for an hour of networking, followed by announcements and keynote speaker, Phil Minnes.