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Year elected: Andrea Cervone was elected at the November 7, 2017 Special Election. Council Member Cervone was sworn in at the December 5, 2017 Council Meeting and she will serve out the unexpired term of Councilwoman Beverly Burks to December 31, 2019. 

Birthplace: Cleveland, OH

Years resided in Clarkston: 5 years

Andrea Cervone currently serves as Communications Director for the Center for Civic Innovation and is the founder of Tarte Creative, a full-service digital media marketing firm. Andrea has worked on various campaigns at both the state and local level.  Andrea is Inbound Marketing certified and specializes in communications and message development, graphic design, photography and social media management. 
Goals for Clarkston: Creating a more transparent and accountable city government, so the concerns of all people in the city are heard. Encouraging our youth and actively lifting them up to realize their potential. Andrea will work with foundations, and nonprofit organizations to bring new ideas and more resources to the community. Supporting and partnering with our local artists, innovators, and changemakers to find creative solutions to enhancing economic opportunities in Clarkston.
Favorite Quote: 
 "If a man ascended into heaven and gazed upon the whole workings of the universe, and the beauty of the stars, the marvelous sight would give him no joy if he had to keep it to himself. And yet, if only there had been someone to describe the spectacle to it would have filled him with delight. Nature abhors solitude."
— Marcus Tullius Cicero  


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Birthplace: Keren in Eritrea (East Africa)
Years resided in Clarkston: 14 years

Councilman Eyasu attended the University of Asmara in 1996. He graduated in 2000 with a degree History and a minor in Political Science. 

He graduated at the top of his class and was accepted by UCLA for their Graduate School. He joined the African Area Studies Department in the fall of 2000 and received his Master’s degree in African History in 2002. 
Councilman Eyasu moved to Clarkston in 2002. He is married and has 4 children. He has been an active participant in the local community and is a graduate of the Clarkston 101 Citizen Education program. With motivation from his family and an interest in the City’s future, he decided to run for the Clarkston City Council and was elected to the office on November 3, 2015. 
“I am very thankful for the trust I was given by Clarkston Voters, states Councilman-elect Eyasu. I pledge to work hard to improve the living conditions of all the residents of Clarkton.” 


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Councilma Williams first moved to Georgia two decades ago where he graduated with honors from Morehouse College obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Upon graduating from Morehouse, he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Central America for two years. Upon completion, he obtained his law degree at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Afterwards, he served as an international human rights advocate in Latin America. His work included drafting successful human rights complaints on behalf of indigenous people before the Inter American Human Rights Commission.

Approximately seven years ago he moved back to Georgia where he and his wife Julie started a law practice with a special focus in civil rights work. He is currently an attorney and partner at the downtown Atlanta law firm of Williams Oinonen LLC where he practices civil rights law, business law and government.  Mr. Williams is ranked by Superlawyers as a Georgia Rising Star, an honor solely awarded to 2.5 percent of lawyers in our state.  
Councilman Williams and his wife chose to make their home in Clarkston, being drawn to it for the diversity and strong community. Having dedicated his entire life to Human Rights, Councilman Williams considers his role as a public servant a continuation of his advocacy work and is honored to serve the people of Clarkston. 

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Birthplace: Somalia
Years resided in Clarkston: 25
Profession: Professional Accountant 
Goals for Clarkston: To promote: a new economic development to attract new business and ease restrictions against businesses that wants to come to the  city of Clarkston. Tap into the Multi culture, to encourage residence to participate in city involvement and decision making process thought representation.
Community Involvements & Organizations:  Volunteers for all noble causes. Encourages and educates others to succeed.
Personal Motto: Honesty, Integrity and Leadership
Additional Information: BA, from State University of New York College at old Westbury,MBA in finance from Mercer university of Atlanta "Stetson School of Business", and MA " masters of accounting and financial management with emphasis of CPA from Keller Graduate of Business



Year elected: 2017
Years resided in Clarkston: 4
Profession: Jamie Carroll graduated from Emory Law School in 2009, and has practiced commercial litigation, real estate law and bankruptcy in Atlanta for the last eight years. 

Goals for Clarkston: Councilman Carroll wants to encourage new businesses to come to Clarkston, as well as to help current Clarkston businesses grow, and to help facilitate the development of affordable housing so that Clarkston remains an affordable place to live for current and future residents.

Community Involvements & Organizations:  He moved to Clarkston in 2012, and served for three years on the Clarkston Planning & Zoning Board from 2014 to 2017, becoming a City Council member in 2017.

Additional Information: Jamie Carroll was the Unopposed Qualified candidate for the March 21, 2017 Special Election. Councilman Carroll was sworn in at the February 7, 2017 Council Meeting and he will serve out the unexpired term of Councilman Robert Hogan to December 31, 2017. 

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Birthplace:  Augusta, Georgia
Years resided in Clarkston: 3 years 
Profession:  Mental Health Professional 
Goals for Clarkston: Cultivate a sense of community & Promote economic growth & Increase Mental Health awareness and education in Clarkston 
Community Involvements & Organizations:  National Association of Social Workers, Georgia County and City Management Association, National Forum of Black Public Administrators, and a board member for Our Future Generation, Inc.
Personal Motto:  Purpose fuels Passion 
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