Joan Garner, vice chair of the Fulton County Commission, passed away on Tuesday after fighting breast cancer.
Garner was also a member of the Atlanta BeltLine Inc. board of directors, the entity that oversees the Beltline project. ABI released the following statement about her:
“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Commissioner Joan Garner. Joan served as a vital member of the Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors, championing our affordable housing initiatives and lending her guidance and support to so many other important efforts. More importantly, Joan was an integral part of our Atlanta BeltLine family being a long-time resident of the Old Fourth Ward and serving the community in so many ways. On behalf of the ABI Board and Team, we extend our sincere condolences to Jane and all of her loved ones during this difficult time.”
– John Somerhalder, Chairman of the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors.
Garner represented District 4. She hailed from Washington, D.C. and moved to Atlanta in 1978. She lived in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood with her partner, Judge Jane Morrison.