From Rolling Out
Alex Wan is the first Asian-American and first openly gay man to serve on the Atlanta City Council. He is (currently) a director at Emory University. His résumé includes experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, in addition to higher education.
Raised in Atlanta and a Morningside homeowner for over 20 years, Wan was perhaps best known before his Council win for longtime community involvement, including service on the Invest Atlanta (formerly Atlanta Development Authority) board and founding For the Kid in All of Us, an all-volunteer nonprofit serving children in need. He currently serves on Boards of Directors for the Piedmont Park Conservancy, the Little Five Points Community Improvement District (CID), and the Olmsted Linear Park Association.
He holds a bachelor’s in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech, a finance MBA from Wharton Business School, and has completed educational programs at Dartmouth and Harvard.
Now after two terms as a City Councillor Alex Wan is running for city council president. Again he would be both the first Asian-American and Openly Gay politician to hold that position. Alex Wan says
“Nobody can represent the city of Atlanta without representing all its citizens,” Wan says, “and I’m here to advocate for all communities. I ask for the continuing support of citizens from all corners of Atlanta so we can finish the race we started. Let’s cross the finish line together when the runoff vote takes place Tuesday, Dec. 5, so I can further mobilize Council to move Atlanta forward.”
For those who have an interest in Alex, sorry guys he is taken. His partner is Joe Bechely. Learn more about him
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