Councilman Alex Wan

Councilman Wan serves on the city's Finance, City Utilities and Transportation committees. He has deep knowledge and experience with the priorities and challenges of Virginia-Highland. Residents can visit his website for contact information for getting assistance from the City.

About Alex

Alex Wan is the District 6 member of the Atlanta City Council. Note this may change in 2022 due to population count changes in the City.

Alex currently serves as the executive director of Horizons Atlanta, a nonprofit organization that provides tuition-free summer enrichment programs focused on literacy, mathematics, and swim skills to K-8 students in the metro Atlanta area. Prior to joining Horizons Atlanta, he most recently served as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Emory University, and before that as Director of Development at Jerusalem House, Atlanta’s largest HIV housing provider.

Alex previously represented the in-town neighborhoods of District 6 on the Atlanta City Council for two four-year terms from 2010-2018. During his tenure, he chaired the Finance-Executive, Zoning, and Utilities committees, and served as Council President Pro Tempore in 2015. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Piedmont Park Conservancy and Live Thrive Atlanta, a nonprofit focused on sustainability and recycling. He previously served on the boards of Atlanta Regional Commission, Invest Atlanta, Fulton Board of Registration and Elections as chair, Leadership DeKalb, Little Five Points Community Improvement District, Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, and Organization of Chinese Americans GA.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an Master of Business Administration degree from Wharton Business School and has also completed educational programs at Dartmouth College and Harvard University.

After growing up in Stone Mountain, Alex now lives with his partner in Morningside, where he has been a homeowner since 1994.

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