When people talk about former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin, the 2018 recipient of the Dan Sweat Award from Central Atlanta Progress (CAP), they use variations of one word: courage.

“Shirley is a courageous leader,” said Carol Naughton, president of Purpose Built Communities, a non-profit community consulting organization where Franklin is executive board chair. “She will take in information. She wants to hear different points of view. And at the end of the day, she makes the right decision.”   


Atlanta Business Journal
Shirley Franklin honored with Dan Sweat Award

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