Councilmember Andre Dickens was elected citywide to the Atlanta City Council Post 3 at Large in
November 2013 and was the only Councilmember who was re-elected unopposed in November 2017.
This past term, Dickens has served as the chair of the Public Safety & Legal Administration and
Community Development & Human Services Committees. He has served on the Code Enforcement &
Budget Commissions as well as the Boards of the Atlanta Beltline, Invest Atlanta, and the Center for Civil
and Human Rights.
Dickens is a native Atlantan and proud product of the Atlanta Public School System where he graduated
from Benjamin E Mays High School. Dickens earned his Bachelor’s of Chemical Engineering from
Georgia Tech. He earned his Master’s of Public Administration in Economic Development at Georgia
State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
In 1999, Dickens began working for DSM Engineering Plastics and in 2002 he co-founded City Living
Home Furnishings in Atlanta, a family-operated business that grew into a multi-million dollar business with
two locations. Dickens oversaw City Living’s operations, finances, and marketing efforts until 2010.
Dickens returned to his alma mater to serve as the Assistant Director of Outreach Initiatives for Georgia
Tech’s Office of Institute Diversity where he managed the minority undergraduate transition program &
graduate school recruitment program. These programs help hundreds of minority undergraduate and
graduate students each year successfully manage the recruitment, transition and retention through
college life at Georgia Tech.
In 2016, Dickens became the Georgia Community Leader for TechBridge, a nonprofit that drives
community impact by bringing affordable technology and business expertise to other nonprofits. Andre is
charged with building relationships and appropriating resources for Georgia. TechBridge’s mission to
ultimately reduce poverty through technology solutions aligns perfectly with Andre’s personal mission and
attracted him to this role that he enjoys.
In his tenure as Post 3 At-Large Councilmember, Dickens has become a vocal and legislative activist in
promoting quality educational opportunities for Atlanta Public School students, ensuring that equity and
affordability in housing is a significant component of Atlanta’s future economic growth, improving
transportation across the city, improving permitting processes, and enabling seniors to live comfortably in
Dickens is an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta, Diversity Leadership Atlanta, and United Way VIP. He also
is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. among numerous other organizations and
affiliations. In his spare time, Dickens enjoys spending time with his family & friends, serving as Deacon at
New Horizon Baptist Church, and listening to live music.