Council Member Cleta Winslow

Cleta M. Winslow is in her sixth term on the Atlanta City Council as a representative of District 4. She currently serves on the Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee, Community Development/Human Resources Committee and the Committee on Council. She also serves as a member on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Municipal Association representing the Atlanta Region as its President. This board spearheads legislation that goes to state legislators to help strengthen cities around Georgia.

Over the years, Council member Winslow has played an integral role in the revitalization of a number of neighborhoods in District 4. She has contributed significantly to a broad range of initiatives, including having partnered with developers to bring over $350 million of housing and commercial developments to the area. Prior to coming to city government, Ms. Winslow served on the staff of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for eight years. In 1990, she served under then-Mayor Maynard Jackson for three years as a human service planner and later as the Neighborhood Planning Unit Coordinator in the City of Atlanta’s Planning Department. She has been president of the National Association of Neighborhoods (NAN) since 1992.

For almost 20 years, she was a community activist in her West End Atlanta neighborhood. During her tenure as president of the West End Neighborhood Development Organization, she initiated a youth scholarship program for college-bound students and a youth leadership project that focused on community service. She received the A.P.P.L.E. Corps award, highest honor bestowed by the Atlanta Public Schools, for her extensive volunteer work with elementary and high school students.


Council member Winslow graduated from Tennessee State University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and later earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at Atlanta University School of Social Work (now Clark-Atlanta University).