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Mayor Kasim Reed Welcomes Mercedes-Benz to Georgia

January 6, 2015

Mayor Kasim Reed welcomed Mercedes-Benz to Georgia today following the announcement of the company’s plans to relocate its headquarters to the metropolitan Atlanta region. “I want to extend a warm welcome to Mercedes-Benz and its… Read more

Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson, Missouri

November 24, 2014

This evening, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. This announcement is likely to spark understandable feelings of frustration, not only in… Read more

Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on President Obama’s Administrative Relief Order

November 20, 2014

President Obama’s Administrative Relief order is a significant step forward in achieving meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform. In an effort to provide millions of aspiring citizens the opportunity to rightfully and legally contribute to our nation’s… Read more

Mayor Kasim Reed’s Statement on the passing of Herman J. Russell

November 15, 2014

Today, the City of Atlanta has lost one one the best men it has ever produced. No words can express the depth of our sorrow or fill the void created by the passing of Mr.… Read more

Mayor Kasim Reed Salutes the Service Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces on Veterans Day

November 11, 2014

Today on Veterans Day, we honor our nation’s heroes, the nearly 22 million men and women who have served honorably in our nation’s Armed Forces. Their humility, courage, and sacrifice provide us with an example… Read more

A new era of strategic investment in America’s ports and waterways

June 10, 2014

The President’s signature this morning on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 heralds a new era of strategic investment in America’s ports and waterways. This bipartisan legislation cuts federal red tape and… Read more

Statement on Passing of Dr. Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014

Today, the City of Atlanta mourns the loss of a national treasure. Dr. Maya Angelou was an exemplar whose life and teachings inspired millions around the world, including myself to live with integrity, pride, courage… Read more

Statement on the Conference Report to H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

May 21, 2014

I applaud the U.S. House of Representatives’ action today in passing the Conference Report to H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA). This bipartisan measure, passed with overwhelming support (412… Read more

Statement on the Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

May 7, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped three weeks ago from the Government Girls Secondary School.… Read more

Statement Concerning Creative Loafing Column on Metro Atlanta’s Homesless Strategy

May 5, 2014

While Creative Loafing’s recent editorial on homelessness shines a light on a critical issue facing our city, the piece does readers a disservice by omitting the significant strides the City of Atlanta has made toward… Read more