Lisa Borders

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Lisa Michelle Borders (born November 25, 1957) served as president of the Atlanta City Council of Atlanta, Georgia from 2004 to 2010, having been elected at-large in an August 10, 2004 special election, her first run for public office. Her duties included presiding over and maintaining relationships with the city government.[1]

Borders was formerly President of the Henry W. Grady Health System Foundation.[2]

She was a candidate for mayor of Atlanta in 2009. On November 11, 2009, Borders endorsed mayoral candidate Kasim Reed for the runoff election, occurring between Reed and Mary Norwood on December 1, 2009. Borders was succeeded in office by Ceasar Mitchell.

In 2010, Borders became a founding leader of No Labels, a 501(c)(4) citizens movement of Republicans, Democrats and Independents[3] whose mission is to address the politics of problem solving.[4]

Borders is the granddaughter of Rev. Dr. William Holmes Borders, Sr., pastor of Wheat Street Baptist Church from 1937-1993.[5][6]


  1. ^ November 11, 2009 (2009-11-11). "Borders Endorses Kasim Reed For Mayor - Politics News Story - WSB Atlanta". Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Foundation Team". Retrieved September 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Oliphant, James (September 26, 2010). "Tired of 'tea party' sniping, moderates organize". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ "Houston ground zero for a radical political movement reaching both Democrats and Republicans". Culture Map Houston. June 2, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Our History", 'Wheat Street Baptist Church
  6. ^ Obituary of William Holmes Borders, Jr. at Atlanta Journal-Constitution