Yolanda Adrean, who has been the president of the Mount Paran-Northside Citizens Association since 2005, has announced her candidacy for Buckhead’s Dist. 8 seat on the Atlanta City Council, now held by Clair Muller, in the November elections.

Muller has announced that she will not seek re-election.

Adrean spearheaded a political committee that assembled data and provided testimony to Georgia House and Senate leaders to eliminate school taxes for Atlanta’s senior citizens, organized a public letter campaign that helped halt Fulton County’s plans to raise taxes in 2007, developed financial analysis and led an effort resulting in a 1-mil reduction in school taxes, and has helped to raise more than $200,000 in private donations to renovate Fire Station 27 in Buckhead. She also chairs the finance committee for the BeltLine’s Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee.

Adrean was a founding member, treasurer and president of a group that raised funds to pay for a music therapist, art education, sports programs, and educational field trips for the North Metro Program, which serves students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders or autism. Adrean and her husband, Lee, have two daughters,