LGBT trailblazer Kecia Cunningham named Mayor Pro Tem of Decatur

Decatur has changed since 1999, Cunningham said.

“We’ve gone from being a sleepy hamlet to a poster child for smart growth with a really active and viable downtown,” she said. “Decatur is a good place to live, work and play.”

Cunningham’s life has also changed. She identifies as bisexual and said she gives honor to her former girlfriend of 17 years as well as to the man with whom she is currently in a relationship.

“I want to thank everyone who has supported me over the years and say I will continue to work hard to make Decatur a great place for all family styles,” she said.

The Decatur City Commission consists of five city commissioners elected in nonpartisan elections. In March, the commission will call for a special election to elect a commissioner from District 1 to fill Bill Floyd’s unexpired term. Visit for more information.