Atlanta City Council
Amir Farokhi is a City Councilmember in Atlanta. When elected, he became the first Iranian-American elected official in the American South. Amir also serves as Executive Director of US Programs at CARE USA. Previously, he served as chief operating officer of College Advising Corps, a $30M+ national education non-profit which works to increase the number of low-income students who apply to and attend college; he co-founded the non-partisan statewide nonprofit Georgia Forward “to engage leaders at [the] intersection of business, government and civil society, to develop collaborative policy solutions for Georgia;" and practiced law for five years with an international law firm. He is a graduate of Duke University and the Duke University School of Law. Amir is a Fellow of the second class of the Civil Society Fellowship, a Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.