Mayor’s Office of Communications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2017
Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on the Passing of Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner
ATLANTA – "I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and colleague, Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner.
Joan was respected by all who had the privilege to work with her. She was a true community leader, fighting for the rights of LGBT women and men, including pushing for domestic partner benefits for City of Atlanta employees. The people of Fulton County have lost a treasured voice, but her impact and legacy will not be forgotten.
My thoughts and prayers are with Commissioner Garner’s wife, Judge Jane Morrison, and all her loved ones."
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