MAAP Honored by the Atlanta City Council as a Game Changer in LGBTQ Equality
ATLANTA, June 18th, 2019 – MAAP joined an esteemed array of organizations from the City of Atlanta as one of the key contributors towards making Atlanta a more inclusive city. Honored for its work specifically within the LGBTQ community for being a leader in the fight toward ending emploment discrimination and creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace environment for the LGBTQ+ community, MAAP was recognized by council member Antonio Brown, representative for District 3, on Monday June 17, 2019.
“I am honored to recognize the leadership, hard work and dedication of LGBTQ community members and organizations in Atlanta,” Councilman Brown said. “Because of their efforts, Atlanta is a more inclusive city and a shining example of progress when we choose love.”
MAAP’s President and CEO, Joshua D. Lorenz, received the honor from Brown during a special event held in honor of Pride Month at Atlanta City Hall.
“This proclamation is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all of the previous and current volunteers of MAAP. As an organization that operates entirely by dedicated volunteers, I am proud to accept this proclamation on behalf of all the individuals who have molded MAAP into the organization it is today and what it will be in the future,” Lorenz said. “We thank Councilman Brown for this distinguished honor and look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Atlanta and the metro area.”
During the event, MAAP was joined by other organizations such as Georgia Equality, GLAAD, Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, One Atlanta etc. that continuously work towards promoting and supporting the LGBTQ community in Atlanta.
Founded in May 1992 by 15 people, MAAP’s mission is individual and professional development through networking, relationship-building and education for Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ professionals and our allies. MAAP currently has a connection network of more than 2,000 professionals.
The MAAP logo can be downloaded at: https://maapatl.org/logo.
About the Atlanta City Council:
The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta. It acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.
The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include: Council President: Felicia A. Moore; District 1: Carla Smith; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Antonio Brown; District 4: Cleta Winslow; District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong; District 6: Jennifer N. Ide; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens.
Council information, committee agendas and more may be found on the Atlanta City Council website here. Video archives of the council’s regularly scheduled meetings, committee meetings and work sessions may be found here.
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