Atlanta Magazine Kirk McAlpin
Check out the soundtrack: it's the fully-produced recording of "DNA (Do Not Assume)," written by Melanie Hammet and Ben Holst. Sung by Gayanne Geurin. Finale by the Congregation Bet Haverim Chorus. Amazing.”


As a longtime musician and mayor pro-tem for the tiny Pine Lake municipality in DeKalb County, Melanie Hammet has always been interested in the intersection of art, activism and giving back. (read full article)” - Collin Kelley

Atlanta INtown

                 The Atlantic “Cities” recently published a piece on Community Voices’ March 2013 speaker, Melanie Hammet. To learn more about this “sassy elected official/singer-songwriter who strums the guitar to songs about zoning ordinances and land use,” (see full article)”

Community Voices

seeVIOmedia Demetrius Freeman
                                                                       (read full article)” - Emily Badger

Atlantic Cities

Songs about urban development and land use are hard to come by, but Melanie Hammet has an entire album of them. Hammet, mayor pro tem of the City of Pine Lake, Ga. (population: 730), released the seven-track album Edifice Complexin April 2010. Since then, she has been balancing the dual responsibilities of performer and public servant. (click on the link for full article)” - Kelley Lindsey

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