Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Gives Farewell Message: Thank You Atlanta

On her last full day as Atlanta mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms published a farewell video.

The video was shared on her social media platforms and highlighted some of her accomplishments over her four-year reign.

In May 2021, Bottoms announced that she would not seek re-election to a second term as mayor in an open letter to the community.

Bottoms also mentioned the Mayor’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, or One Atlanta, in the two-and-a-half-minute video. During Bottoms’ first year in office, he launched the project.

Bottoms closed the video by saying, “I’m just trusting and believing that the next is going to be even bigger and better. Whatever that next maybe. I just thank you all.”

Bottoms will spend the next year as Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee focusing on the two high-profile contests, but he hasn’t ruled out a return to politics in the future.

“We will see what the future holds,” Bottoms said during a press conference. “I will never say never.”

Andre Dickens, the 61st mayor of Atlanta, is due to take office on Monday afternoon.

During a ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m., Dickens will be sworn in at his alma institution, Georgia Institute of Technology. Bobby Dodd Stadium, to be exact.

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