Former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell has been inducted into the Georgia Municipal Association’s Municipal Government Hall of Fame, the Buckhead Coalition announced.

Massell, who served in various elected positions in Georgia for 22 years, was honored June 29 during the GMA’s annual convention, held in Savannah. Massell served as mayor of Atlanta from 1970 until 1974 and as president of the Atlanta Board of Aldermen/Vice Mayor.

He is currently serving as president of the coalition, a non-profit civic organization.

–Mary Helen Kelly