Meet Jennifer Ide

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I am a native Atlantan who learned early the importance of service to others and to community. From child advocacy to education to free legal services for low-income Atlantans, I have been part of the force to make our city great.

After graduating from the Westminster Schools and the University of Virginia, I taught elementary school and worked for Georgia CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). I understand first-hand how vital a good education is to a child’s future, that child’s family, and community.  Like children, strong, resilient cities grow over generations, they are not built overnight.    

After earning a law degree from Emory University School of Law, I clerked for the federal district court and practiced law at Sutherland Asbill for 12 years.

 

I have held multiple board and leadership positions in the community and professionally:

  • - Chair of the Morningside Elementary School's Local School Council.
  • - Representative on the Grady Cluster Planning Committee.
  • - Board member of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, serving on the executive committee for several years. 
  • - Leadership positions with the State Bar, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, and Atlanta Legal Aid.
  • - Graduate of Leadership Georgia.

 

In 2012, my sister and I co-founded Rimidi, a start-up company that develops technology to transform healthcare delivery and reduce healthcare disparities.

I have lived in Morningside for 17 years with my husband Matt. We have four daughters, who have attended Atlanta Public Schools and Paideia. I am a long time member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, where I volunteer with the food ministry. I have done pro bono work through Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Atlanta Legal Aid, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Georgia Legal Services, and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.  

 

I am an entrepreneur, lawyer, advocate, and mother who will roll up my sleeves and get to work for you on the Atlanta City Council.