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
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).
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.