We've always heard that ole' saying, "God bless the child that's got his own." A true to life example of that is Riverdale's new mayor, the Honorable Mayor Evelyn Favors Wynn-Dixon. If you have not had the opportunity to feel the warmth of her spirit, then I highly urge you to schedule an appointment with the highly accessible, People's Mayor.
Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Sarah Favors and Grover W. Favors. Mayor Dixon was the oldest of seven siblings; Jeanette, Gardenia, Clarence, Melvin, Claudia and Delores. As a child Evelyn was reared in a historically black community called Peoplestown. Mayor Dixon attended the Atlanta Public School system at a time when there were only five high schools for people of color.
Mayor Dixon attended secondary school in the Metro-Atlanta Region as well. She is the proud mother of four and grandmother of seven. She is a retiree of Grady Health Systems and currently belongs to several community & civic organizations. Mayor Dixon was reared in a very loving home with hard working parents who talked to their children and not at their children. She firmly believes that the basis for their existence was that if they truly trusted in God, everything was possible. Today, that remains the philosophy she lives by and wants to convey to her constituency.