P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S. WITH PURPOSE
It has been an honor to serve as Mayor of Forest Park the last 4 years. In my capacity as Mayor, I have made three promises: first, to serve with, and to restore, respect and dignity to the office of Mayor, second, to establish foundational change while coining the term, “It Is A New Day in Forest Park” and finally, usher in P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S.
"It Is A New Day in Forest Park"
— Mayor Angelyne Butler, MPA
Mayor Butler always knew her calling stemmed around servant leadership. She has stated on many occasions that serving others provides an intrinsic gratification that one cannot put into words. As such, despite life’s ebbs and flow, Mayor Butler always operated in her faith. Her efforts and dedication led to her becoming the 24th Mayor for the City of Forest Park and the first person of color to hold said seat. While being the first is a phenomenal accomplishment being significant and having a significant impact on those in which she is elected to serve is her focus and continuing to make her daughter and family proud and representing the City and Residents of Forest Park with dignity and respect is her utmost priority.
Under Mayor Butler's leadership, Forest Park has ushered in over 3,000 jobs with another 1,500 jobs projected to come with an average salary of $55,000.
Voted 2020 "Mayor of the Year" by the Georgia Minority Business Association
2019 and 2020 Forest Park was named the "Best Place to Invest"
Starr Park nominated as a 2020 "Best in Entertainment Place"
As URA Chairwoman, and during the climax of COVID-19 we were able to successfully bring Amazon to Forest Park.
As URA Chairwoman, the grocery industry was revolutionized with the Kroger/Ocado merger, here in Forest Park.
P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S. WITH PURPOSE
Since assuming office, Mayor Butler has focused on P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S. and is thrilled by the magnificent success of her Administration over the last four (4) years.
O. Opportunity and
G. Growth for
E. Economic and
As Mayor, I understand the genesis of your concerns may not began with this Administration, but I can assure you, under my leadership, this Administration seeks to bring a resolve.
Encourage the hiring of experienced and qualified individuals
Re-branding initiative both in and outside our City limits
The use of mayoral veto powers is done judicially to ensure your tax dollars are NOT spent frivolously
Trust is an essential part to any relationship, but it starts with government
$51M in Capital Improvement Projects is on the horizon: City Center (City Hall/Public Safety Complex), Mini Public Safety Complex at Gillem Logistics Center, Phase II of Main Street, Starr Park re-design and renovation
Commissioned and executed a Wage and Compensation Study for employees
Repaid $14M Gillem acquisition debt
Created a three-tier approach to address housing:
(1) Home-owner incentive,
(2) Rental inspection program,
(3) Re-write of our ordinances
Demolition of Briarwood Apartments
Increased property values
New townhome developments on the horizon
Crime at an all-time low
Forest Park Day at the Capital
Hosted a Ukrainian Delegation
Law enforcement body cameras
Police Department historic four (4) Advanced CALEA Accreditation
Record Restriction Summit