Cecilia Houston-Torrence

Cecilia Houston-Torrence was appointed on March 7, 2016 to a three year term on the ACRB, representing the League of Women Voters Atlanta/Fulton County. She is the retired Community Involvement Banking Officer for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBA). Houston-Torrence served as the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta’s liaison to non-profit and civic organizations to evaluate opportunities for the FHLBA to increase its commitment to the community.

During her twenty six years of employment at the FHLBA, Houston-Torrence worked in the Housing Market Analysis, Correspondent Bank Services and Business Development Departments.

Ms. Houston-Torrence is the President of the League of Women Voters Atlanta/Fulton County and the Chief Operating Officer of the Leigh Torrence South West Atlanta Youth Foundation. Her other volunteer activities have included: American Red Cross Minority Recruitment Board, Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Anti Prejudice Consortium, Atlanta Inter-Faith Aids Network, Atlanta Urban Ministries, American Cancer Society, EarthShare of Georgia, March of Dimes, National Black Arts Festival Gala Committee Chair 2011, Senior Connections, Midtown Assistance Center, Families First, Future Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.

Ms. Houston-Torrence has provided leadership as a member of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Salute to Women of Achievement Campaign, Logistics and Steering Committees for 17 years.

She is a member of Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where she serves as the Parish Life Coordinator and Chairs the Bereavement Ministry. Ms. Houston-Torrence is now a member of the Southeastern Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, having been nominated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory.

Cecilia Houston-Torrence has been honored by the Trumpet Awards Foundation at the annual “High Heels in High Places” luncheon, inducted into the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Academy of Women Achievers, named as one of Rolling Out Magazine’s twenty-five most influential women in Atlanta, recipient of the Butterflies and Allies award by Chayill, Inc., Atlanta Business League’s Women of Influence, and received the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Torch Award. Cecilia was also the first African American woman to be inducted into her High School Athletic Hall of fame in 2012 for Tennis and Volleyball.

Cecilia is married to Leigh Torrence and has one Son, Leigh, Jr. who is a retired professional football player who played with the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Falcons.