Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens (left) selected Matt Rinker ’02 to serve on his LGBTQ Advisory Board.

Rinker was one of 40 Atlanta residents selected from 200 applicants for the board, which comprises citywide LGBTQ civic leaders, influencers and advocates. The board makes recommendations to the mayor and other city officials that assist in developing policies and procedures and in enhancing engagement with Atlanta’s LGBTQ community.

Rinker, who double majored in English and communication studies at Longwood, is vice president of the Peoplestown Neighborhood Association and sits on the Atlanta Realtors Association (ARA) committees for affordable and equitable housing, as well as ARA’s Diversity and Inclusivity Advisory Board.