Councilmember Joshua B. Butler, IV
Ward D At-Large
Term: January 2018 – December 2021
Honor, integrity, ambition, balance, and uplift are the principles that guide lifelong East Point native Joshua B. Butler, IV, each day in his professional and philanthropic endeavors. This Morehouse College graduate turned down a scholarship to the number one engineering school in the world, M.I.T, so that he could learn the altruistic lessons of Benjamin Mays and Martin L. King, Jr.
Combining his keen analytical abilities, intrinsic leadership skills, trailblazing spirit, and compassionate nature, Councilman Butler has emerged as a renaissance entrepreneur whose professional career started as Bank of America’s number one SBA Business Banker for the State of Georgia. Councilman Butler has bought and sold companies in several industries including the transportation and logistics, and the entertainment industries. His experiences also include real estate development and political consulting.
With the belief that each of his projects should “uplift mankind,” Councilman Butler consistently works with several projects that benefit both the immediate local Atlanta area and other communities across the country. In 2005, Councilman Butler initiated the first Atlanta Dream Ride and Concourse for Kids, an annual fundraiser
that provides essential financial support to children with terminal cases of cancer and gives the kids and their families a much needed afternoon of fun cruising the streets of Atlanta in exotic and luxury sports vehicles. One mother shared that Councilman Butler gave her child “the best day of his life before he passed.” Joshua B. Butler, IV has also raised money for battered women through the charity Jaden’s Ladder and is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.