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Atlanta is a vibrant and diverse city facing challenges, from issues of affordable housing and infrastructure to public safety and economic development.  I believe, now, more than ever, we need bold, compassionate, and proven leadership to address these issues head-on and create positive change for all of us. 



Let's build a more equitable city! I will work collaboratively to invest in small businesses & sustainable investments to build a city that works for everyone.



My commitment to Atlanta is rooted in education. By investing in our young people, we will build a stronger, more resilient community. I will work to create programs that support the education and advancement of our youth. 



I believe in creating a cleaner and healthier environment through innovative and sustainable policies, to ensure our city is livable not just for us, but for future generations.


Eshé Collins is an Atlanta native, civil rights lawyer, and school board member, she is a dedicated advocate, proven leader, and passionate community member. With her deep roots in Atlanta and steadfast commitment to public service, Eshé brings a wealth of experience in addressing systemic disparities and improving outcomes for families and communities and brings a solid vision for a thriving future for all Atlantans. 


Eshé is the immediate past Chair and Vice Chair of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) board, where she has worked tirelessly to improve the educational landscape for our children and families. She has championed policies that support equitable access to quality education, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to succeed. Under Eshé’s leadership, APS attained its highest graduation to date, APS provided more than $130 million in staff pay increases and stipends, invested more money directly into schools while increasing APS’s fiscal stability, and approved over $615 million in technology and infrastructure improvements. She led collaborative efforts with city leaders, which resulted in a $5 million investment into the city’s first early childhood education initiative and a master plan focused on reimagining vacant properties to support affordable housing and community development.  


Eshé’s legal background, combined with her passion for education and community empowerment, has positioned her as a dynamic leader in the fight for equity and justice for all. She is the Director of the Equity Assistance Center-South at the Southern Education Foundation (SEF), and in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, she leads efforts to provide equity-focused assistance to public school districts and governmental agencies across the South. Prior to joining SEF, she led national advocacy and programming efforts to deliver high-quality early education programs to children across the country, beginning her career as an elementary educator in Atlanta Public Schools.

In pursuit of her passion, Eshé earned a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College, an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University, and a J.D., cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Atlanta Business League's 100 Women of Influence, Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 Under 40, Georgia Trend's 40 Under 40, the Martin Luther King Torch of Peace Award and President’s Award for Community Service and Social Justice. She is also a member of prestigious organizations such as Harvard University's Public Education Leadership Project, Leadership Atlanta, Outstanding Atlanta and Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys.

Atlanta is my birthplace& my hometown.I believe its strength liesin its people – in ourcollective ability tobuild bridges & empowerall communities.


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I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to continue to serve our great city. I look forward to the opportunity to earn your support and to serve as your representative on the Atlanta City Council.


Join me in building a brighter, thriving future for Atlanta!

Sign up to get involved or by making a donation so we can amplify our reach. Most importantly, don’t forget to vote Eshé Collins for Atlanta City Council on Tuesday, November 5th and remind your friends & family to do the same!

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