I was very honored to receive Brookhaven’s Monument of the City award on my last day of City Council! The founding of this city, and my subsequent service on its Council, have been my passion project for many years. I always hoped that the city would create a better quality of life for its citizens, and I know that it has. Terrific parks, top-notch police, and community events like the Cherry Blossom Festival are just some of the benefits of living here.
Thirty-five years ago, I lived in a rundown apartment on Buford Highway in what is now Brookhaven. Even then, its potential was obvious to me as a lively cultural corridor with perfect geography for access to the whole metro area. A few years later, I moved a couple of miles away to a home in “unincorporated North DeKalb.” A few years after that, I advocated for cityhood and joined my neighbors in the fight for self-determination and today…BROOKHAVEN!
It will continue to be my joy to be a part of this community!
Many thanks to Mayor John Ernst, Jr. for this honor as well as councilmembers John Funny, Jennifer Owens, Madeleine Simmons, now-mayor John Park and our incomparable city manager Christian Sigman!