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Amir Farokhi

Image result for ben sasse Amir Farokhi

 Atlanta City Council

Amir Farokhi is a lifelong Atlantan who has spent his career solving problems. From leading local and national social enterprises to helping companies make an impact beyond profits, Farokhi has built a reputation as a thoughtful and pragmatic leader. Farokhi’s campaign is rooted in plans to reform what he sees as an inefficient city government that lacks the resources to effectively respond to the concerns of Atlanta’s residents and businesses. He is especially an advocate of affordable housing and protecting and empowering Atlanta’s neighborhoods.

A graduate of The Galloway School, Duke University, and Duke University School of Law, Farokhi is the director of Corporate Council at CARE, a humanitarian organization. A proponent of public service, Farokhi also serves on the Board of Directors for GeorgiaForward. In 2013, he was named as one of the “40 outstanding Georgians under the age of 40” by Georgia Trend Magazine.

Farokhi has retained close ties to the Iranian American community. He is the host of an annual Nowruz reception in Atlanta’s City Hall. In October 2019, Farokhi welcomed PAAIA at the Atlanta Civic Engagement Forum, where he presented a proclamation officially deeming October 19th as Iranian American Civic Engagement Day in Atlanta. Farokhi’s father was among the first wave of Iranian immigrants in the 1970s and has long been active in building a cohesive and supportive Iranian American community in Atlanta.

 

Background Information

Residence: Atlanta

Occupation: Councilmember, Atlanta City Council

Previous Occupation: Founder and Executive Director, GeorgiaForward

Education: BA, JD Duke University