Jonesboro Mayor Joy Brantley Day will be among eight south metro women mayors honored Thursday at the 18th annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference .

South metro women mayors to be honored at development conference

South metro Atlanta’s women mayors will be honored during the 18th annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference on Thursday, which also will feature special remarks by Gov. Brian Kemp. 

Evelyn Winn-Dixon of Riverdale, Joy Day of Jonesboro, Vanessa Fleisch of Peachtree City, Angelyne Butler of Forest Park, Elizabeth Carr-Hurst of Fairburn, Deana Holiday Ingraham of East Point, Rochelle Robinson of Douglasville and Bianca Motley-Broom of College Park will be recognized for leadership, achievement and commitment to public service during a noon luncheon at the Georgia International Conference Center. 

“In some communities, women are vastly underrepresented in local government, particularly in top elected positions. But not in the south metro region, Michael Hightower, founder of the conference, said in a statement.

“In addition to their roles as mayor, this historic cohort of women leaders also professionally serve as officers, trustees, advisers, board members and council chairs, to name a few,” he said. “Their ability to inspire, impact and influence positive change in our communities are unmatched.”

The conference will include panel discussions on various economic development issues. Topics will include Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s expansion, Aerotropolis Atlanta, transportation and developing smart cities and communities.

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