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Veteran Nonprofit Leader Doug Shipman Discusses Why He Wants Lead Atlanta City Council

Doug Shipman, a political newcomer and former CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, discusses why he wants to lead the council.
Doug Shipman, a political newcomer and former CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, discusses why he wants to lead the council.
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Doug Shipman, the former CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, says Atlanta is at political crossroads while experiencing economic growth amid the pandemic.

“Atlanta put growth ahead of every almost every other factor if we’re getting more jobs, we’re getting more companies, we think that we’re winning, but that has allowed 25 % poverty to remain, ” explained Shipman.”

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Shipman talked with show host Rose Scott about why he’s running to be the next Atlanta City Council president and how his business and philanthropic experience has prepared him for the role.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.