About Patti Garrett
Mayor Garrett currently serves as the DeKalb County mayoral representative to the ARC Board. Mayor Garrett serves on the Community Resources Committee and the Regional Housing Task Force.
Mayor Garrett was elected to the Decatur City Commission in 2009 and has served as Mayor since 2016. She also serves as Chair of the Board of the National Civic League and on the Board of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) where she is a member of the Federal Policy Council and the Environmental and Natural Resources Committee.
Patti is a graduate of Leadership DeKalb and ARC’s Regional Leadership Institute. She has taught nutrition, provided nutrition counseling services, and worked as a Clinical Dietitian at Georgia State University and Emory University Health Services. She is interested in health policy, particularly related to access to healthy foods, equity, environmental policies, active lifestyles and the role of local government in fostering healthy, equitable and vibrant communities.