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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms inspires Cox Employees

June 19, 2019

By Douglas Simmons


Photo Credit Douglas Simmons/ Dream Images Productions

By Douglas Simmons

ATLANTA – What an amazing week! On Wednesday, June 18, 2019, Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms graciously visited our Cox Corporate Campus. While motivating the employees, she was able to connect with some of the youth in the standing room only audience by sharing her life's journey and how she authentically shows up every day at the City of Atlanta. Later she was joined on stage by WSB-TV news anchor Jovita Moore where they discussed diversity & inclusion and how it is used at the City of Atlanta.

Photo Credit Douglas Simmons/ Dream Images Productions

What I really enjoyed about the day was mentoring a young man by the name of Ahkiel. We spoke on the phone a week prior to the event and he shared with me his interest in photography. With that said, I asked him to join me for an event where he would be my backup photographer or what is commonly known in the industry as a second shooter. On the day of the event we met and he was unaware that he would be photographing the Mayor of Atlanta. I provided him some detailed instructions on what to expect while shooting this event, but most of all I advised him to, HAVE FUN and take it all in! This was very important to me. Inspiring our youth and bringing them closer to their dreams fulfills my heart. Ahkiel, you did an amazing job and I look forward to working with you on our next shoot! Below this article, are the majority of his photos.

A special THANK YOU to the COX African American Employee Resource Group(ERG) for sponsoring the event in partnership with Impact Church.