Events

OCTOBER BOOK CLUB GATHERING 

 October 4, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

The third free book club gathering for members-only will be held Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. The book to be discussed is Play it Again, Sam: The Notable Life of Sam Massell, Atlanta’s First Minority Mayor, by Charles McNair.

Sam Massell, a great supporter of Buckhead Heritage and an Emeritus Board Member, has lived an extraordinary life. McNair notes Massell has “excelled in four careers, including twenty-two years in elected offices, thirteen years in the tourism industry, and is now in his thirtieth year of association management”.

He was Atlanta’s first Jewish mayor in 1970 and changed the landscape of the city by creating Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission, establishing MARTA, and appointing the first woman to the City Council.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH MAYOR SAM MASSELL

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Buckhead Historian Thornton Kennedy will interview Sam Massell on Thursday, November 1st, 7 p.m. at the Atlanta International School Early Education Center. Thornton will lead Sam  in discussing his rich life and how important Buckhead has been to him all these years Highlights from Mayor Massell’s career include:

While Mayor, he and his administration are credited  with establishing MARTA, with developing the city’s first enclosed arena, the Omni Coliseum, and with  the building of “Five Points” Woodruff Park, all with no call on ad valorem taxes

Spending twenty years as a Realtor, becoming Vice President of Allan-Grayson Realty Company, then one of the largest commercial brokerage firms in Atlanta 

 

Tickets are $10.00 for  members and $20.00 for non-members.

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