15 People Who Should Be Mayor of Atlanta – #4 Bem Joiner

4. Bem Joiner

The “creative culture curator,” who knows everybody in local hip-hop and sometimes wears suits, but usually wears Atlanta sports jerseys, is a proud product of ATL’s West End. Bem (pronounced “Bame”) can be found all over the city recruiting people who appreciate the city to get together and actually do shit, whether they’re actual politicians like Councilman Kwanza Hall, or panelists discussing the impact of music, art, and creativity on the city. Specifically you can always catch him up early at CreativeMornings events, hosting parties, drinking, and figuratively turning up in Old Fourth Ward bars, or doing his day job connecting influencers and promoting action at the Center for Civic Innovation.