Cathy Woolard named AID At­lanta’s in­terim ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor

GA Voice - - News - — Dyana Bagby

Former At­lanta City Coun­cil pres­i­dent Cathy Woolard is now serv­ing as in­terim ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of AID At­lanta.

“I’m very ex­cited to work with the board and the man­age­ment team of AID At­lanta dur­ing this piv­otal time of tran­si­tion for the agency,” said Woolard in a pre­pared state­ment.

She be­came Ge­or­gia’s first openly gay elected of­fi­cial when she won the District 6 seat on the At­lanta City Coun­cil in 1997; four years later, she was elected as the first woman and first openly gay per­son to serve as City Coun­cil pres­i­dent. She ran for Congress in 2004, los­ing to Cyn­thia McKinney.

Woolard has served in numer­ous non­profit lead­er­ship roles for such or­ga­ni­za­tions as the Hu­man Rights Cam­paign, Planned Par­ent­hood of Ge­or­gia, CARE and the At­lanta Belt­line.

Woolard has also served as lob­by­ist for Ge­or­gia Equal­ity, the statewide LGBT group.

AID At­lanta con­tin­ues its search for a full­time di­rec­tor since Tracy El­liott re­signed as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor in June.

Cathy Woolard (courtesy photo)

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