J.P. MATZIGKEIT ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR
ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8

My highest priority will be to represent and serve my 36,000+ neighbors who reside with me in District 8. As a candidate, I will
campaign by listening, and as a councilmember I will make your voice heard.

I want to build on the last eight years of great service by Councilmember Yolanda Adrean and, before that, the 20 years Clair Muller
represented our neighborhoods. Each is someone I admire.

Our district is part of a city whose financial health has improved significantly over the last eight years. As a business professional, I will continue
to focus on Atlanta's financial well-being. I will also work to ensure that precious tax dollars are spent wisely and well, not just in District 8
but city-wide.


Financial
Accumen

Experience as a financial steward who brings a business perspective to government.  City Council approves $2.0B+ in budgets and additional infrastructure investments. As a Chief Financial Officer, J.P. has experience dissecting and approving budgets, as well as ensuring projects deliver a return on investment.

Experienced Community Leader

Experience listening to the community to understand the issues.  As Founder and President of the Chastain Park Conservancy, J.P. has over 15 years experience working with the community to understand issues and priorities. Listening was the first step in developing the Conservancy’s 2008 Master Plan that J.P. spearheaded and that was approved by all 26 Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs).

Experienced
Business Leader

Successful track record working with the City and business community to get things done for District 8.  J.P. was a leader in the Chastain Park Conservancy’s recent $5+ million capital campaign that leveraged City of Atlanta funds and private donations to deliver two major park improvements: the widening of the Powers Ferry Path and expansion of the playground.

 
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GET TO KNOW J.P.

Lived in Atlanta nearly half my life; currently resident in Chastain Park with my wife, Linda, son, Grant, and labradoodle, Lily Belle.

30 years experience consulting and leading financial and human resource functions

  • Currently, Chief Financial Officer at Wahoo Fitness (Atlanta)
  • 14 years in human resource leadership at Cox Enterprises (Atlanta)
  • 10 years in financial and human resource consulting at Towers Watson (Atlanta, Chicago, New York, St. Louis)

15 years community service with the Chastain Park Conservancy

  • Founder, President, Advisory Board member and Board member

Strong believer in education

  • MBA, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • BA, Economics, DePauw University (Greencastle, IN)

IMPORTANT ISSUES

  • Safety and Security

  • Traffic and Transportation

  • Business Attractiveness

  • Atlanta’s Financial Security

  • Quality of Life

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HERE ARE THE PRIORITIES ON WHICH WE AGREE

MEET & GREETS

My commitment to making your voice heard is central to my candidacy, because working in tandem is the one, true way we can address the challenges facing our city.  I want to hear from you on issues that matter to you.  I want you to share your good ideas and out-of-the-box thinking.  Together, we can get results at City Hall.

Neighbors of yours and mine have graciously agreed to host meet-and-greets in their homes so that you and I can meet and exchange ideas face to face.  For all the details, click here.

I hope to see you at a meet-and-greet soon.  You will be heard.

To RSVP, please click here, or email JP@JPforATL.com, or phone 404-233-9162.  Thank you.

ENDORSEMENTS

"COMMITTEE for BETTER ATLANTA”
I'm honored to receive an "Excellent" ranking from the Committee for Better Atlanta, which conducts a thorough review and ranking of Atlanta's candidates. More info can be found on the CBA's website.

"ATLANTA'S POLICE UNION - IBPO LOCAL 623"
I'm honored to receive the endorsement of Atlanta's Police Union, IBPO Local 623.

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ATLANTA FIREFIGHTERS UNION LOCAL 134
I'm honored to receive the endorsement of the Atlanta Firefighters Union Local 134.

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BUCKHEAD COALITION
I'm honored to receive the endorsement of the Buckhead Coalition, whose membership is comprised of 100 CEOs of major area firms.

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ATLANTA REALTORS ASSOCIATION & 
THE ATLANTA COMMERCIAL BOARD OF REALTORS

Honored to receive the endorsement of the Atlanta Realtors Association and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.

 

ATLANTA RETAILER'S ASSOCIATION
I'm honored to receive the endorsement of the Atlanta Retailers Association.

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