About Matt Westmoreland
Mr. Westmoreland serves as the Atlanta City Council representative on the ARC Board. He joined the board in 2022.
Council Member Westmoreland was elected to the Post 2 At-Large council seat in 2017 and was re-elected in 2021. During his tenure, he has authored or helped craft legislation to address economic mobility, housing affordability, and infrastructure needs, among other things.
Prior to his election to City Council in 2017, Mr. Westmoreland served as the District 3 representative on the Atlanta Board of Education. During his tenure, the board recruited and partnered with a new superintendent to rewrite the school system’s mission and vision, revise its strategic plan, define equity, adopt a new operating model that pushed decision-making down to schools, develop a turnaround strategy for chronically struggling schools, and develop a $545 million capital-projects plan.
An Atlanta native, Matt received his B.S. in History from Princeton University. He returned to Atlanta as a Teach for America Corps Member. In addition to his work in education, Mr. Westmoreland worked for the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Washington, D.C. Public Schools System, in the D.C. office of Congressman John Lewis, and was an Urban Leaders Fellow with Colorado Senator Mike Johnston. He is a lifelong and active member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church and lives in Midtown.