Year Elected: 2013
Birthplace: Tallahassee, FL
Years resided in Clarkston: 4 years (DeKalb County for 10 years)
Profession: Non-Profit Development Consultant
Ted Terry has spent the last decade working in the public service sector, doing everything from nonprofit consulting for organizations like the Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign and Environment Georgia, to campaign organizing and consulting for state representatives, state senators, county commissioners, school boards members, local officials and a U.S. Congressman. During his time as a fundraiser, Ted personally helped raise millions of dollars for campaigns and causes, always with a focus on uniting individuals and businesses behind common goals for a better society.
As Mayor, Ted has supported initiatives to make Clarkston a more welcoming and compassionate community. Focusing on efforts to empower ordinary residents to be involved in their government. Launching an education task force to propose ideas and innovations for the Clarkston Cluster of Schools, and working with the DeKalb County Board of Education.
Ted has a degree in Food Science & Nutrition and worked his way through college as a nursing assistant at a long-term care facility.
Goals for Clarkston: Clarkston is a city like none other. We boast an amazing array of diverse cultures, businesses and people. We're a neighborly city, we know that by working together we can create the best community possible.
Together, with your support we'll build a Clarkston that is safer, greener and more prosperous. We'll create a community that celebrates our youth, opening doors for their futures. And together, we'll create a Clarkston that our residents will be proud to call home.
Personal Motto: You can't change the world, if you can't change yourself
"So, never be afraid. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion, against injustice and lying and greed. If you … will do this … you will change the earth."
— William Faulkner
Mayor Ted joins Clarkston's finest for a midnight shift ride along.
Mayor Ted and volunteers, with the Clarkston Community Center, pick up litter for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Mayor Ted Terry joined 2,000+ supporters of the Center for Pan Asians Community Service (CPACS) for the 10th annual TEA Walk. A walk to bring communities together, empowering each other to make a difference for all Georgians
||Mayor Terry meets with State Rep (District 93) Dar'shun Kendrick
|| Mayor Terry participates in a clothes and appliance donation day at the Willow Ridge Apt Complex. The donations benefitted new Americans and other residents of this community by providing much needed winter clothes, baby care items, and kitchen appliances.
||Mayor Terry, Councilmember Dean Moore and Clarkston citizens participated in the 2014 MLK Work Day at the Clarkston Community Center.