Our Everyday Hero campaign kicked off by saluting Black History Month Heroes, City Council President Ceasar Mitchell and Legendary High School Coach Buck Godfrey. Click their names below to learn more about them.
Attorney Ceasar C. Mitchell serves as 7th President of the Atlanta City Council. Prior to being elected Council President, Mitchell served eight years as a citywide Councilmember. Mitchell is actively committed to the education and enrichment of our city’s youth as reflected in his Annual College Prep Series—a college admissions exam preparation program. More than 5,000 middle and high school students and their parents have participated since 2006. A longtime community servant, Mitchell has served a variety of civic, legal and community affairs organizations including Hands On Atlanta, the Georgia Commission on Volunteerism and Service, Outward Bound Atlanta and Hands On Georgia.
Though William “Buck” Godfrey has retired from coaching football after 30 seasons and 273 wins, his impact will be felt in the lives of his players and students for years to come. As the winningest high school football coach in Dekalb County history he was inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame 2010 class and in the 2014 class of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) Hall of Fame. In 2015 the DeKalb County School District held a dedication ceremony to officially rename Panthersville Stadium the ‘William Buck Godfrey Stadium’. Despite all the accolades and awards, he is most proud of the success of his children and former students. Since retirement he has written three books and is working on his fourth.