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Renee Glover Honored as One of Atlanta's Defining Women
CEO of Atlanta Housing Authority chosen among women making most impact in Atlanta

Contact: Ann Wiener 404-577-8900 ext. 224


Atlanta, GA – July 1, 2003 – The Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) today announced its CEO, Renee Lewis Glover, was chosen by the Atlanta History Center as one of Atlanta’s Defining Women, a group of 50 modern day women that have made significant contributions to the city of Atlanta. The exhibit will be on display from July 4, 2003 through April 19, 2004 at the Atlanta History Center.

Atlanta’s Defining Women was created to complement the national exhibition, Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business, which will open the same day. The traveling exhibition celebrates the incorporation of the major themes of women’s history into American business history. It will be shown in Atlanta until September 21, 2003.

“The Atlanta History Center has done an incredible job of highlighting some of the great work of Atlanta’s women over the past century,” Glover noted. “There are so many Atlantans that have made historic contributions to our city, so it is certainly an incredible honor to be included among this esteemed list of leaders.”

Glover was chosen to be part of Atlanta’s Defining Women for her work with the community. She has pioneered mixed-finance, mixed-income residential development, where people of all socio-economic backgrounds live side-by-side. She has been nationally recognized for her role in transforming U.S. urban policy, and has made Atlanta the blueprint for incorporating mixed-income communities across the country.

AHA is recognized as a national innovator in the areas of public-private partnerships and the transformation of public housing. AHA develops, acquires, leases and operates affordable housing in Atlanta, Georgia, and its model leads the nation in the development of mixed-use, mixed-income communities. Please visit www.atlantahousing.org for more information.

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