Dr. Catherine Foster Rowell

Councilwoman FOR DISTRICT 1, City OF South Fulton

Dr. Catherine Foster Rowell has a wealth of corporate,

government and non-profit experience. Currently, she serves

as the Executive Director of Operation PEACE Inc., a multi-
service community development organization.  In her
immediate past position, she was employed by Families
First, as the Senior Grants Manager and successfully
secured in excess of $4 million in government grants
and contracts annually to serve children and families. 
Prior to assuming this position, Dr. Foster Rowell was a
Senior Business Analyst with Beacon Analytics, LLC, and
provided business process reengineering services to the 
Alabama Medicaid agency.  She spent five years with 

​Enterprise Community Partners as a Senior Program Director with the Atlanta Renewal Community Coordinating Responsible Authority (ACoRA). In this role, she oversaw the procurement of over $40 million in Social Services Block Grant funding on behalf of the City of Atlanta. Dr. Foster Rowell has over 15 years of consulting experience and has been employed by several consulting firms to include the Bronner Group, LLC and MAXIMUS, Inc.

Dr. Foster Rowell is published and served as a Fellow for the Southern Center of Studies in Public Policy at Clark Atlanta University.  In addition, she has been a federal grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Fulton County Arts Council and the Cobb Community Collaborative. Additionally, she has been featured in several editions of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta. She currently serves as the Chair of Asa Philip Randolph Elementary School Governance Council; Vice Chair of the Hope Hill Foundation and National Conference Chair for the Conference of Minority Public Administrators. She is also a member of Salem Bible Church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. And, has served on numerous volunteer boards and also in the following capacities: President of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators Metropolitan Chapter; Political Education Chair of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter; PTA/Education Chair for the People’s Campaign for the City of South Fulton; Co-Chair of Protecting Our Schools and Communities; Board Secretary for the Community Alliance of Metropolitan Parkway Community Development Corporation; Board Chair of Young Leaders Collegiate Academy; Board Member of the Georgia Association of Social Workers and President of the Cambridge Commons Homeowners’ Association.


Catherine Foster Rowell holds dual bachelor degrees in Social Work and Sociology from Cleveland State University and a Master of Public Administration in Urban Management and a doctorate in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University.


Today, Catherine wants to serve as your voice on the City of South Fulton City Council. She wants to be a voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares.

  • Vision for the Future
  • Accountability to Citizens
  • Proven Leadership
  • Urgency for Results
  • Relevant Experience

About Catherine  

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"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."​ 

​                                       Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

​"Alone we can do little, together we can do so much."  

​                                                                 Helen Keller