About Me

Atlanta City Councilman H. Lamar Willis

A lifelong resident of Atlanta, H. Lamar Willis has served the citizens of Atlanta as the Post 3 At-Large council member since 2001 and will continue to pursue excellence during his third term. Having been re-elected in 2009, he currently serves on the City Utilities Committee, Zoning Committee and is Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee. 
After graduating from Morehouse College he entered Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. After receiving his Master of Science degree, Councilman Willis joined the Pittsburgh office of the Deloitte & Touché Consulting Group where he served as a public sector/government information technology consultant. Upon his departure from Deloitte & Touché, Councilman Willis went on to Boston College Law School (BCLS) for his Juris Doctorate. As a student at BCLS, Lamar served as First Circuit Governor for the American Bar Association/Law Student Division (ABA/LSD) President of the Black Law Students Association, and Regional Representative for the BCLS chapter of ABA/LSD. At graduation, Lamar received the Susan Grant Desmarais Award for Public Service Achievement and Leadership.

Councilman Willis remains active in his community as a member of the Board of Directors of Atlanta Regional Commission, Techbridge, Southwest YMCA, the Novare Group and the Atlanta Cooperative Development Incorporation. He is also a member of the 2004 Class of Leadership Atlanta, was listed as one of Georgia Trend Magazines “100 Most Influential Georgians,” and “Power 40 Under 40.” Lamar also served as a German Marshall Memorial Fellow, as well as a delegate with the American Council of Young Political Leaders to Argentina & Uruguay. 
 Some of the Councilman’s most recent honors include:

§       Georgia Municipal Association President, Central District - H. Lamar Willis, 2010
§       Atlanta Regional Commission, 2010
§       Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians, 2006
§       Atlanta Commission on Women Golden Anchor Award, 2006
§       Urban League Young Professionals Dream Catcher Award, 2005
§       Regional Leadership Institute Class, 2005
§       Outstanding Atlanta Inductee, 2004
§       Leadership Atlanta Class, 2004
§       Jean Childs Young Middle School PTA- President 2011-2013

In addition to his duties as a council member, Councilman Willis also practices law in Atlanta (licensed in GA & FL).  He is the proud father of 13 year-old daughter, Kayla and seven year-old son Henry.