Year Elected: 2015
Birthplace: Augusta, GA
Years resided in Clarkston: 14
City Boards or Commissions served on: Served as the Vice-Chairman for the Planning and Zoning Committee.
Goals for Clarkston: To foster relationships with universities, nonprofits, corporations and other government agencies to augment community needs. She is committed to developing a business strategy to revitalize Downtown Clarkston. She stresses the need to “develop the Community Ambassadors Program to train community leaders so they can empower their constituents.”
Year elected: 2015
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.
Year Elected: 2015
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.
Year elected: 2013
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
The City of Clarkston is holding a Special Election on March 21, 2017 to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Robert Hogan (Term expires December 31, 2017). The Elected Council member will be sworn in at the April 4, 2017 Council Meeting.
Year Elected: 2010
Years Resided in Clarkston: 15
City Boards or Commissions served on: Planning & Zoning Commission – 2 years
Community Involvement & Organizations: Clarkston Active Living Initiative, United Way Community Opportunity Zone, Atlanta Regional Commission, Local Government Training Programs
Personal Motto: Versatility, Dependability, Dedication