Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Member Spotlight

The Mitchell family takes part in the first Uptown Rhodes Race, benefiting the Georgia Trust.

Atlanta is a city full of neighborhoods worth fighting for, and this week the Trust spotlights one of Buckhead's chief advocates, Wright Mitchell. Wright and his family have made their home in Buckhead, and they have courageously set to work maintaining its integrity and defending its endangered places.

An Atlanta native, Wright has a deep respect for his hometown's architectural heritage and legacy. He currently serves on the board of both the Georgia Trust, where he serves as Vice Chairman, and the Atlanta Preservation Center. In 2006, he founded the Buckhead Heritage Society, in order to protect and promote the historic resources of the Atlanta community.

Wright serves as partner at Constangy Brooks & Smith, LLP, a firm which has recently taken on pro bono representation for plaintiffs who have filed a lawsuit to preserve the historic Mount Olive Cemetery in Buckhead. All of us at the Trust wish them luck in this important preservation battle, and thank Wright for his leadership and support.

If you would like to get involved in preservation efforts in Georgia, please contact Lindsay Cronk to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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