Councilmember Sharon Shropshire
Ward A At-Large
Term: January 2018 – December 2021
Councilmember (CM) Sharon Shropshire is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She has called East Point home since 1985. CM Shropshire completed her education in the Atlanta Public School System, and has had the pleasure of working in various capacities during the span of her career. Currently, she is employed with the Federal Government.
Prior to her election in November 2013, CM Shropshire spent a decade fighting to improve the lives of all residents in East Point. Her diligence in public service and serving on several boards in the City of East Point led to her establishing a strong track record as a spokesperson, as well as, becoming a well-recognized advocate for residents. Having built a long record of success in advocacy coupled with her dedication to community, CM Shropshire is recognized as one who intently listens to the people of East Point, and brings words to action. This has allowed her to develop an inherent knowledge and understanding of how East Point must constantly strive to continue to lead the nation as the best place to live and work in America.
CM Shropshire’s first term election in 2013 resulted from a grassroots, neighborhood-friendly campaign in which she emphasized the need for an actively involved council office, not just at City Hall, but on a non-stop basis throughout the community of East Point.
She repeatedly comments that she feels very blessed and honored to serve the great people of East Point as a Councilmember. CM Shropshire is also the proud mother of two sons, Mario and Brandon.
I have been a resident of East Point for over 31 years and believe it is a great place to live and has the potential to be even greater. Our city possesses many positive attributes, including 33 unique neighborhoods, MARTA bus and rail transportation, and proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as well as downtown Atlanta. Also, the development of the new government center, Commons area and redevelopment of Fort McPherson will make East Point a viable destination attracting more economic development and creating new jobs. While serving on East Point City Council, I have listened intensely to your concerns and worked extremely hard to address them. However, there is still more work to do, and I am committed to supporting initiatives that improve the quality of life for all East Point residents.
Listed below are my select accomplishments to date:
- Worked to provide solutions to keep East Point financially sound, which led to a Bond A credit rating
- Promoted equal hiring opportunities for East Point residents through the Local Preference Ordinance
- Supported additional funding for the “50 Worst Properties” to reduce blight
- Instrumental in the demolition of the dilapidated apartments located at 1981 West Woodberry
- Championed preserving the historical downtown facilities including City Hall and the Auditorium
- Facilitated reinstating the Leaf Vacuum Trucks
- Voted to provide police and fire employee’s monetary incentives for obtaining college degrees
- Led efforts to ensure 85% of East Point streets were included on the Fulton County T-SPLOST list for street pavement and sidewalk repair
- Advocated for East Point’s five-year Crime Plan designed to improve public safety.