Moore For Clarkston

Dean Moore for City Council

Serving our community is important to me. Teamwork is the key to the success of every type of organization from basic neighborhood committees to Fortune 500 corporations. Feedback from the community is one of our biggest tools and assets in planning the future. Over the last 16 years I have been engaged in the community as a leader and team member of the Planning and Zoning Board, the Charter Review Committee, the Clarkston City Council, president of the Urban Redevelopment Agency, and several community committees. I’m currently serving on the Historic Preservation Commission, as well as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee during our current zoning re-evaluation process. To better perform the duties as a team member, I’ve pursued extensive training in government policy and operations, including urban development, ethics for elected officials, municipal law, with over 117 credit hours in Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) programs plus dozens of Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) seminars and programs designed to enhance the Quality of Life (QoL) in the Clarkston community and Equitable Transit Oriented Development (ETOD). I served on the DeKalb Opportunity Zone Chapter with United Way of Atlanta for eight years overseeing and developing programs for our local community as well as administering mini grants for family programs related to child development with community partners.

The vision of Clarkston being family friendly, safe, and welcoming continues. We continue to offer a vast array of housing options through zoning and are strategically implementing programs to maintain affordable housing, parks and recreation improvements, pedestrian safety and early education. Eliminating pathways to poverty led me to develop our decriminalization of marijuana and “ban the box” policies. I have championed these important issues in my past terms. Education remains one of our biggest challenges as well as our guarantee for quality of housing standards in our multifamily developments. These issues should be the focus of our city council team as we prepare to meet new challenges that will arise.

I’m eager to work with our Mayor and Council to help Clarkston thrive, and I’m committed to listening to residents’ concerns and their views about how the city should move forward. As a council member, I’ll support strong neighborhoods, an enhanced downtown commercial district, an emphasis on public safety, and quality-of-life improvements for all residents.

Clarkston is now at a significant milestone and crossroad. A revised Zoning Ordinance and a new Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP), the city’s principal planning guide, will be adopted by City Council this year. These critical documents will determine how our city develops over the next decade or more. It is important to elect a candidate who has the experience and knowledge to help guide these efforts. I’m asking you for your vote for me for City Council so I can continue to serve our community and represent you.

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