Yterenickia "YT" Bell
Yterenickia ‘YT’ Bell is a public servant, organizer, and advocate that’s running for Mayor of the City of Clarkston. She is a native Georgian and graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science and a Masters in Social Work and Public Administration. YT values equity, people, and efficiency.
As Councilwoman in the City of Clarkston, she worked diligently to create an inclusive city by prioritizing the needs of her constituents. She is a results driven leader whose passion for improving Clarkstonians’ lives was realized with the city’s first-ever voter registration drive hosted in partnership with Disability Links, a Multicultural Mental Health Fair, and the establishment of the Clarkston Complete Count Committee, the first 2020 U.S. Census committee and task force in Dekalb County. She also developed and worked for the passage of non-discrimination legislation, a moratorium on small box stores, rent relief partnership, and the first-ever tiny home ordinance in Georgia.
YT Bell is the President of the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence's Executive Board. She was selected to serve on the Campaign School at Yale as an Advisory board member for the 2021 class. She is also an active member of the National Association of Social Workers. She was also selected for the 2018 New Leaders Council - Atlanta cohort and 2018 Emerging leaders DeKalb cohort. Previously, Bell was chosen as a fellow of the Georgia WIN List and joined the 2016 Class of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Georgia Women’s Policy Institute. Through her involvement, Bell worked to raise the profile of young voices in the fight for policy reform. She continues to be a force in her community as a board member of OurFutureGeneration Inc., Sagal Radio, and The Bizzie Group..
As Mayor, she will continue to move the city forward while working relentlessly on behalf of all who call Clarkston home. Her efforts will be dedicated to progressive, innovative legislation and initiatives which focus on community development, health care, and economic development.