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Beverly Burks

Beverly burksContact: bburks@cityofclarkston.com
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.

She attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems (Cum Laude) from Alabama State University. Today she is the Executive Director of the National Pan-Hellenic Council in Decatur, GA. Councilwoman Burks is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has completed the Community Health Leadership Program (CHLP) at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Community Planning Academy.  

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.”

Awet Eyasu

awet eyasuContact:aeyasu@cityofclarkston.com
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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.” 


Mario Williams

mario williamsContact: mwilliams@cityofclarkston.com
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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. 

Ahmed Hassan

amed hassan2Contact: ahassan@cityofclarkston.com
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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


Vacant Council Seat- Special Election 3-21-17 (2)

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.

Dean Moore

Dean Moore IMG 8925Contact: dmoore@cityofclarkston.com
Year Elected: 2010
Birthplace: Virginia
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

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