A member of the Atlanta Falcons Board of Directors is lending his name to a new effort to create a new city in unincorporated south Fulton County.
Felker Ward, Jr., according to documents filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, is the registered agent of South Fulton United, Inc.
South Fulton United, Inc., is an organization created by former South Fulton Concerned Citizens president Benny Crane to advocate cityhood in South Fulton. The group recently held a leadership forum, where Crane presented the proposed city --along with maps of city council districts-- to members of the community.
According to his biography found on the Morehouse School of Medicine website, Felker Ward is a "trustee emeritus of Emory University and serves on the board of directors for the Atlanta Gas and Light Company, Georgia Research Alliance, Tuskegee University, Georgia Cancer Coalition, and also serves as civilian aide emeritus to the Secretary of the Army, with equivalent rank as three-star general."
Ward is one of nine members of the Atlanta Falcons Board of Directors, which includes former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young and Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron.