Doug Shipman was elected president of the Atlanta City Council in November 2021.
Council President Shipman comes to public office after a long history of demonstrated leadership in Atlanta for Atlantans. He believes that a prosperous Atlanta is a place that invests in relationships before a crisis happens and that Atlanta can be a national model for the expansive growth in diversity that America is experiencing.
Shipman is highly noted as a coalition builder and an ambassador with the talent to bring people together to solve problems with commonsense solutions. He has found ways to engage communities to bring incredible ideas to reality. His work has been recognized by many civic, civil-rights, and human-rights organizations, including the Atlanta Business League, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the Atlanta Urban League, the Junior League of Greater Atlanta, and the Buckhead Rotary Club. He has also been recognized numerous years as one of Atlanta’s Most Influential Leaders by Atlanta magazine, Georgia Trend magazine, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.