Councilwoman Tracie Arnold


Tracie Arnold, WARD III

Councilwoman Arnold is passionate about “increasing the quality of life for OUR community.” With a background as the former Homeowners Association President for the Princeton Village Subdivision in the Historic District of College Park's Ward 3, she brings valuable leadership experience to her role. Additionally, Councilwoman Arnold is actively involved in Cliftondale United Methodist Church, where she has served as the Youth Ministry Leader and Finance Committee Chair.

Her professional journey began with a prominent internship at the National Science Foundation, igniting her passion for public service. She then transitioned into Georgia's government sector, where she played a vital role in supporting human resource information systems at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Building on this experience, she embraced the challenges of an information technology (IT) consulting career with STI Knowledge, Inc., where she excelled in roles serving notable clients such as Chick- fil-A, National Data Corporation, and Fulton County Schools.

In 2007, she returned to Georgia’s state government at the University System at the Board of Regents and served in roles for the offices of Fiscal Affairs - Budget, Organizational Effectiveness, and Strategic Implementation.

Councilwoman Arnold’s professional career spans both K-12 and higher education, human resources, finance, information technology, and non-profit agencies. She has more than 25 years of leadership and management experience in both the public and private sectors in developing, implementing, and managing innovative business systems, processes, and procedures. and currently works as Director of Business Operations & Chief of Staff for the School of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University.

Councilwoman Arnold takes pride in matriculating through Atlanta Public Schools and graduating from Benjamin E. Mays’ Academy of Math and Science. She is also a proud alum of Clark Atlanta University holding a Bachelor of Science in Physics and she’s a “Honors” graduate with a Masters of Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, both in Atlanta, Georgia. She has achieved several professional certifications and maintains the professional designation of a Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

After the November 7, 2023 election, Councilwoman Arnold compliments her academic and professional achievements with the ultimate societal accolade of "History Maker." She became the first female to represent Ward 3, achieving victory with 62% of the votes, defeating her incumbent opponent and now holds the City's record for greatest margin of victory and highest voter turnout ever in Ward 3 and in the city.

Her mission is to increase the quality of life for OUR community by prioritizing safer communities; prioritizing diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities; prioritizing financial transparency; and prioritizing connected communities. She also understands the unique composition of her ward and desires to preserve the historic elements while also introducing:
 Expanded and affordable educational and recreational programs for children and seniors.
 Expanded job opportunities for citizens and increased wages for city workers.
 Enhanced living standards and affordable housing
 Enhanced sustainability measures of cleaner streets, dog parks, and
community gardens.

In her first 100 days, she has accomplished being appointed to the Clayton County Municipal Association’s Bylaws Committee, being appointed to the City of College Park’s Pension Board, implementing streetscape enhancements to the Godby Road corridor, co-sponsoring legislation for low/no cost registration for recreational programs and sponsoring legislation to include HBCU street names within College Park’s new 6 West development.

      Volunteers Needed  - "Ward 3 Thrivers" 

      Councilwoman Arnold invites you to join the "Ward 3 Thrivers". This team of volunteers will play a crucial role in enhancing community engagement and supporting various activities that contribute to the well-being of our neighborhood. Whether you have a knack for event planning, love connecting with people, or simply have a desire to make a positive impact, we welcome your unique skills and perspectives.

      If you are interested in joining please reach out to Councilwoman Arnold's legislative assistant at 404-669-3755.

      Email Councilwoman Arnold