About Our Honoree, Amir Farokhi
Since 2018, Amir Farokhi has represented "The Heart of the City" - Downtown, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, and Candler Park - on the Atlanta City Council. His work on Council has focused on increasing civic participation among residents, improving infrastructure, addressing economic insecurity, and lifting up Atlanta's arts and culture ecosystem. In 2018, he was instrumental in doubling annual funding for the City of Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs.
Amir, the first Iranian-American elected in the South, is a native of metro Atlanta. He and his wife Julie, live in the Old Fourth Ward with their newborn daughter and two cats, Mr. Buggy and Penny, and dog, Roxie.