Arthur Ratliff is a local historian, national explorer and world traveler. His latest exhibits showcased photos from Myanmar, China,  Ethiopia and South Africa.

He was an Outings leader for fifteen years with the Sierra Club.He lead hikes in Georgia, North and South Carolina.

He is one of the most active volunteers in the Decatur community. Most recently he was awarded the Decatur Hometown Hero, Junior Achievement Volunteer of the Year, Decatur Education Foundation Volunteer of the year and the Alma Fleetwood award.

He holds the designation of Lifetime Master Gardener.

He resides in Avondale Estates, GA USA and served his community as an agent for State Farm Insurance from 1990 to 2021