Atlanta has always been home to people of remarkable vision, enterprise and success. Men and women have fulfilled their boldest dreams, hopes and aspirations in this capital of the South for more than 175 years. But, we will face serious issues in the years ahead, and we need to address them with a clear vision, openness to new ideas, respect for our neighbors and a desire to find meaningful solutions. Building the kind of Atlanta we envision requires all of us — elected officials, business leaders, civic organizers, members of our faith community, everyday citizens — to overcome our racial, cultural, religious, economic, political and geographic differences, and work together for the good of the region.
Matt recently graduated from Princeton University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Princetonian. Prior to going to graduate school, Matt wanted to give back to the community and was accepted by Teach for America. He is now teaching history at Carver Early College Academy. Matt served as chairman of the 2003–2004 Model Atlanta Regional Commission class.