Thanks for stopping by to learn more about my re-election bid for COSF District 1.

Public Safety
Health & Well-Being
Economic Development

Looking Ahead!

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As a 20+ year South Fulton resident and inaugural Councilwoman for City of South Fulton District 1, I am committed to serving the needs of our community today and tomorrow. During my second term, I look forward to helping meet emerging priorities and challenges, including:


  • Investing in PUBLIC SAFETY for safety, security, and economic growth.
  • HEALTH & WELL-BEING for a thriving live, work, and play community that includes investments to improve our parks, recreation centers and fire stations.
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT to further develop the commercial corridors in District 1, which includes portions of Cascade and Campbellton Road, Camp Creek Parkway and Fulton Industrial Boulevard while promoting balanced growth. In addition to supporting public transportation initiatives to help ease traffic congestion in our area, better connect people with jobs, and meet the needs of our city's growing population. 


In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to the journey ahead and continuing to connect and engage with residents and community stakeholders in helping to advance the issues that matter to you most. Keep up with the latest campaign happenings by viewing the EVENTS listed on the opening page of this website, as well as follow the campaign Facebook and Instagram links also located there.


On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, I ask for your continued support and vote, so we can continue the work we have started in making "our city" – the City of South Fulton – an even better place to live, work and play.


Incumbent Councilwoman Dr. Catherine Foster Rowell 

City of South Fulton District 1

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Helping shape a bright future while working hard for you!

Public Safety

Cascade Mini Police Precinct Ribbon Cutting


  • Voted for a public safety feasibility study and investment in K-9 dogs, the establishment of a gang unit, and purchase of body cameras and new firearms to ensure that our police department is adequately equipped.
  • Lobbied for and secured citywide lighting assessment to support the installation of street lights and lighting improvements at city-owned facilities.
  • Introduced the Intergovernmental Agreement with Fulton County Schools for Bus School Safety Program which was approved by the city council.
  • Supported Firefighters Paramedic Incentive Pay, offering all future field operation firefighters who successfully complete the certification requirements for paramedic a 6% increase in their base pay.
  • Worked with Mayor and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), to help secure lighting under freeway underpass at Cascade Road and I-285.
  • Focused on reporting potholes to public works, installing yield signage for soft shoulders along New Hope and Fairburn roads, and requested tree limbs get cutback in the right-of-way throughout District 1 to improve visibility and road conditions.
  • Secured $50,000 to install a flashing traffic beacon on Campbellton Road near Asa Philip Randolph Elementary School and Sandtown Middle School to help keep our children and adults safe.
  • Supported the Fire Chief’s efforts to secure Grady EMS as the new ambulance service provider in the area which has resulted in improved response times (the average response time was reduced from 25 minutes to 11 minutes), voted for investments in a new ladder truck, and also two fire apparatus for our city’s fire department.
  • Hosted “Coffee with a Cop” to bring police officers and the community members that they serve together to discuss issues and learn more about each other over coffee.
  • Fully supported Mayor William Edwards effort to open mini-police precincts throughout our city, including the co-located station inside the fire station on Cascade Road.
  • Working with Risk Manager to help identify churches located in District 1 to serve as emergency shelters in our community.

Health & Well-Being

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  • Our city successfully transitioned employees from Fulton County Government to the City of South Fulton with the same health benefits package available under the county.
  • Co-sponsored resolution to develop a Park, Recreation Trail, and Open Space Master Plan for the City of South Fulton.
  • Utilized budgeted District 1 funds to purchase tables and chairs for the Sandtown Recreation Center to kick off efforts to beautify the recreation center.
  • Sponsored nuisance and anti-blight tax ordinance to address blighted properties in the city limits by imposing financial penalties for failure to bring properties into compliance with code enforcement standards.
  • Co-sponsored the first “Healthy South Fulton Family Fun Day and Back-to-School Giveaway” at Sandtown Park with Councilwoman Gumbs and Touch of Life Chiropractic, many area businesses and community-based organizations supported the well-attended community event.
  • Hosted  inaugural Westlake High School “Lunch and Learn Career Speaker Series” to expose our youth to over 12 different professionals who volunteered their time to share valuable information about their chosen professions, educational attainment, and training.
  • Produced “Team Up to Clean Up” Public Service Announcement and take part in monthly community cleanup efforts hosted by the Cascade Business Merchants Association.

Economic Development

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  • Hosted several District 1 economic development bus tours to introduce commercial and large-scale residential opportunities to developers.
  • Sponsored resolution to recognize the Sandtown Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) to help ensure eligibility for Atlanta Regional Commission’s project and planning funds.
  • Working with National Church Residences and the Beverly J. Searles Foundation to bring affordable senior housing to the City of South Fulton.
  • Worked with representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and City of South Fulton Public Works Department to obtain approval for a public art installation in the Boat Rock and Campbellton Road roundabout.
  • Participated in five ribbon-cuttings for new businesses located in District 1 - Barre Luxe, Indulge Salon and Spa, Gocha’s Breakfast Bar, Evolving Learning Center, and the Pain 2 Wellness Center.
  • Co-sponsored the ordinance to allow for the November 2018 voter referendum to be placed on the ballot to allow voters to decide if alcoholic beverages would be sold at 11:00 a.m. versus 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.
  • Created the Public Arts Commission and Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission to support the arts and preservation, enhancement, and commemoration of historic, cultural, and architectural characteristics of our city.