Mesha Mainor is a true Georgian. Her family has been traced back to Dooly County Georgia as far back as 1820. The Mainor's were farmers and landowners in middle Georgia. Her family continues the Mainor legacy of agriculture in the same town today. Her grandfather, Julius Mainor, moved to Atlanta with several of his 11 brothers to buy and build on their lands in the 1950s. Mesha is a proud and vested Georgia citizen of Atlanta's District Three and Georgia's State District 56, and US Congressional District 5 led by civil rights activist Congressman John Lewis.
She lives in the home her grandfather and his brothers built over 70 years ago. As a U.S. Navy “Seabee,” Mesha’s grandfather instilled family, truth, service, and leadership in her. It is because of her grandfather and mother she states, that she has decided to step up to the plate and take ownership of leading her community. She has been taught the rich history of Georgia and the Historic Westside District by generations. Mesha Mainor believes in maintaining the historic preservation of African American greatness in her community while supporting diversity, equality, women's rights, civil rights, humane policies, and social justice.
Mesha's on a MISSION to help communities succeed, grow, and establish themselves on an equal playing field with all of Georgia! Some of the priorities for Georgia leaders in urban communities are:
1) Public safety initiatives, so residents feel secure walking in their neighborhoods and letting their children play outside.
2) Improving community awareness and communication, so residents' concerns are heard, and solutions provided timely.
3) Collaborating with businesses, charitable or nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to create economic opportunities for residents and small businesses.
4) Giving residents the knowledge and access to community resources, human service programs, healthcare, and mental health options.
5) Fixing housing challenges such as fair tax assessments based on current and cumulative market indices; homelessness, affordability, and owner neglect when renting or abandoned
6) Tri-government collaborations for effective and efficient communication between local, state, and federal agencies
7) Historic Preservation of Georgia landmarks and citizens