Atlanta City Council member Andre Dickens Launches New Website 

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens launches a new website,, a community-enabling webpage that promotes enrichment programs for Atlanta’s youth by exposing them to programs designed to boost their education. The Post 3 At-Large councilman grew up in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and attended numerous summer and after school programs including the city’s […]

Sustainability Matters 

This April, the City of Atlanta passed landmark commercial Energy Efficiency legislation. The goal of the legislation is to make Atlanta one of the most sustainable cities in the country. As Chair of the City Council’s Community Development Human Resources Committee (CDHR), this was hard work that required dedicated partners from the business community and […]

Affordable Housing is Fundamental to Atlanta’s Future 

Quality affordable housing is fundamental to the future of the Atlanta that I envision. As an Invest Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine board member, it allows me to have a real impact in making more affordable housing in a reality for Atlanta residents, including potential homeowners along the Atlanta BeltLine. The partnership between the Atlanta BeltLine, […]

Looking Back at My First Year as Atlanta’s Freshman Councilman 

As a first-time elected official I was excited and maybe even a bit idealistic about how I would be able to fulfill my campaign promises to be an active and engaged Councilman, if elected. Well be careful what you ask for because I hit the ground running on some key issues that were important to […]

Atlanta Councilman Andre Dickens Remarks on His ABI Budget Vote 

As a board member of Invest Atlanta, I have enormous respect for the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors and the diligent staff that work hard everyday to fulfill the mission of this historic public development effort. Chair Somerhalder, elected officials, and all other board members do an admirable job in their roles. There is […]

Councilmember Andre Dickens Hosts Artwork from Atlanta’s Homeless 

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens will host and provide comments at Storyscapes: Art from the Heart of the City – Tuesday, May 26 at noon in the City Hall Atrium. The art project features work from members of Atlanta’s homeless community. The exhibit was organized by the Central Outreach and Advocacy Center and […]


The Atlanta City Council today unanimously approved a resolution by Councilmember Dickens to urge the Governor of Georgia and the Georgia General Assembly to remove the Confederate Battle Flag emblem, other symbols of the Confederacy, or any likeness therein as an option for state license plates. In a show of strong support councilmembers chimed in […]

Summer 2015 Newsletter 

The 2015 summer newsletter issue features new legislation updates, several Atlanta community events that I had the pleasure to participate in and other news and features that offer a glimpse of the year so far. Please feel free to forward the newsletter to your family and friends. Click here to read the full newsletter Thank […]

Op-Ed on My Plan to Impact Atlanta’s Housing Affordability 

This is an amazing time to be an Atlantan. We have the world’s busiest airport, great companies and universities. We have world class amenities. People feel confident enough to take the risk and start new businesses. There are so many reasons I love this city. But Atlanta’s greatness is best embodied in our people and […]

Dickens helps to Create Compromise in APS-BeltLine Deal 

Today, the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and the BeltLine came together for a new Intergovernmental Agreement. As a proud product and parent of APS and an Invest Atlanta and BeltLine Board member for the last two years, I have consistently said that our children must be our priority so I am thankful […]

Passage of Dickens’ Affordable Housing Ordinance 

Yesterday, by a vote of 14-1, my colleagues on the Atlanta City Council passed a citywide Affordable Housing Ordinance that I authored as an important first step in providing affordable housing options for the people of Atlanta. We heard from both the community and from developers and we incorporated some of their great ideas. With […]

Senior Citizen Discounts 

Councilman Dickens wants the wonderful seniors of Atlanta to continue to thrive and be a vital part of our city and culture. He has compiled a list of numerous discounts from dozens of agencies that seniors can take advantage of. Take advantage of senior citizen discounts that reduce your cost of living so you can worry less. Learn more.