ATM is a public interest advocaCY Group focused on tax incentives and government transparency.

Helen Burns Sharp, Founder

  • Born and raised in Chattanooga, TN 
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.A. (Political Science) 
  • University of Texas, Austin, M.A. (Government)
  • Tennessee State Planning Office--Principal Planner, 16 years 
  • Cobb County, GA--County Planner, 3 years 
  • City of Albany, OR--Community Development Director, 18 years 
  • Community Development Consulting 2009 to present
  • American Institute of Certified Planners—18 years
  • Rotary International—1990-2009; 
  • Accountability for Taxpayer Money (ATM)--Founder (2014)
  • Downtown Owners' Collective--Board
  • Riverfront Business & Residential Partnership --Board
  • Tennessee Coalition for Open Government—Board
  • Unity Group of Chattanooga--Board
  • League of Women Voters, Chattanooga-- Observer Corps Chair