College Park, Georgia was incorporated as a city in
1891. One hundred and twenty nine years
later it will swear in the first woman and first minority mayor in its entire
Bianca Motley Broom was elected overwhelmingly in the municipal run-off election last night. Beating out longtime incumbent Mayor Jack Longino. Longino faced a total of five opponents this election season with Broom leading the pack into the run-off election. It is not clear to me if Longino faced so much opposition because citizens were ready for a change or because rumors of Longino’s retirement circulated before every campaign season which urged serious leaders to ramp up again and again.
College Park is a small city population wise, but boast a
healthy budget due to its proceeds from its portions of the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson
Airport concourses T, A, and a portion of B.
In addition to a new mayor, College Park is home to a new to
the College Park Skyhawks, a NBA G league team that began playing this season.
With neighboring cities East Point and South Fulton undergoing recent political change, the growth of the Atlanta Airport West CID, the south Fulton County area may be on the cusps of major growth and change.