Sweet Auburn Works, Vice Chair of the Economic Development Committee, 2014-Present
World Affairs Council Young Leaders, Fundraising Committee Member, 2015- Present
Congress for the New Urbanism, Member, 2015-2016
Playworks Georgia Playmakers, General Member, 2016-Present
City of Atlanta 2016 Comprehensive Development Plan, Steering Committee Member, 2016
South Downtown Steering Committee, Member, 2014 – 2016
Nick Mulkey, hailing from the small town of Albany, Georgia, has truly personified and embraced small town to big city living. Nick relocated to Atlanta for higher education, with the hopes and intentions of making an impact on a city that he dreamt of from afar, but had yet to experience in its fullness up close. With a vision for this community and an unmatched and robust love for the City of Atlanta, Nick immediately began to focus on how he could improve the community. Nick attended Georgia State University, in the heart of Atlanta, where he obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Policy with a concentration in Planning and Economic Development.
Nick is currently completing a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Management and Finance. Amidst academia, Nick founded a non-profit organization, New Atlanta Inc., an organization that was dedicated to the building of vibrant, sustainable, and economically progressive communities in the City of Atlanta. Currently, Nick serves as an Economic Development Committee and Board Member for Sweet Auburn Works. This organization supports the community development of the Sweet Auburn Historic District. For his entire career, Nick has been working for Atlanta’s economic development agency where he is involved in several neighborhood revitalization and economic development efforts.
Though his community engagement and government experience have equipped him with the skills and insight necessary for this position, Nick prides himself most on simply being a guy with an innovative vision and high hopes for the city he loves. Nick believes that technology combined with comprehensive planning can address many of the issues Atlanta faces. Particularly, Nick has identified five issues that he wishes to address as your future city councilman. The five pillars Nick Mulkey plans to address are Education, Housing, and Commercial Affordability, Cultural Preservation, Planning and Urban Design, and Homelessness.
Nick recognizes that Atlanta is a city of dreamers and doers, goodwill, and perserverance. Nick knows that District 2 perfectly embodies these traits, from the innovation happening in midtown, to the creatives in Little 5 points, from the hustle of downtown to the ascension of the Old Fourth Ward, District 2 represents the very essence of this city.
Nicholas believes that District 2 deserves a council member who can represent its many cultures, a council member who not only lives in the district but one that plays, works, learns, creates and grows in the district as well. Nick believes that the best leaders are those who are fully immersed in their communities and are able to relate to the full spectrum of its members.
Currently, Nick is a homeowner in Downtown. He enjoys sports, travel, jet-skiing, hanging out in Old Fourth Ward, Midtown, and Downtown, sci-fi shows and films, insightful documentaries, and drawing.