"DISTRICT 5 IS THE PLACE I LOVE CALLING HOME!"
I'm Natalyn! Very nice to virtually meet you! As a lifelong resident of District 5, it has been a distinct honor and privilege to serve the people I enjoy and the community I love calling home.
I am the oldest of five, and the daughter of the late Nathaniel "Nate" Mosby and Gwendolyn Mizell Mosby. My father was a graduate of Morehouse College, a Korean war veteran, and former Dekalb County Commissioner. My Mother is a graduate of Spelman College and retired after teaching for more than thirty years at what is now known as Burgess Peterson Academy.
My four siblings are Warren, David, Howard and Phillip, and we are all a product of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system. In addition to graduating from APS, I am also a graduate of the University System of Georgia:
- East Atlanta High School, High School Diploma;
- Georgia Southwestern University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology;
- Georgia State University, Master of Public Administration; and
- University of Georgia, Juris Doctorate
Prior to serving on the Atlanta City Council, I founded the East Atlanta Business Association, and served three consecutive terms as its president. During my terms as president, the East Atlanta Village evolved into a distinctive commercial node that has attracted a diverse and eclectic mix of businesses.
Shortly after law school, I opened my own private law practice in District 5, where I continue to help everyday people with their legal needs--including those who have been victimized by predatory lending practices.
My professional background also includes service as:
- The Executive Director of the Dekalb County Initiative for Children and Families;
- Crim Cluster Coordinator for the Atlanta Project for four service areas:
- East Atlanta,
- East Lake,
- Edgewood, and
- An educational evaluator with the Georgia Department of Education;
- An education activist and Corporate Secretary for APPLE Corps, Inc.;
- Founder of Organized Association of Schools in Southeast Atlanta (O.A.S.I.S.)- a parent sponsored public school advocacy group;
- An attorney at Hassan & Reed Law Firm
- Atlanta Business League, Top Women of Influence (2013 & 2012);
- East Atlanta High School Alumni Hall of Fame (2014);
- Honorary Chair of the Battle of Atlanta Commemoration (Present- c. 2008); and
- Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2003
I was elected to the Atlanta City Council in 2001. Since then, I've earned the name "Battlin' Natalyn" for tirelessly fighting for my beliefs and the beliefs of my constituents.
Since being elected, I have held myriad positions including President Pro Tempore and Committee Chair, and I have served on the following committees:
- City Utilities,
- Committee on Council,
- Community Development and Human Resources,
- Finance Executive,
- Legal Administration,
- Public Safety,
- Transportation, and
A few of my latest accomplishments on council are:
- Securing unanimous support for 180 day tree moratorium;
- Reviving the Atlanta Youth Commission;
- Recommending Prat Pullman Yard to be on the historic registry;
- Imagine Memorial; and
- Securing green space for community parks
I am divorceé and the mother of my only daughter Miriam Archibong. Miriam is the product of the Atlanta Public Schools System (APS) and the Georgia Governor's Honor Program. Miriam is an alum of Spelman College, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Miriam was a Teach For America high school history teacher in APS, and a Fulbright research fellow in Singapore. Miriam formerly served as a White House intern, and is currently clerking for a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia.