City of Tucker Appoints Inaugural Planning Commission


City-of-Tucker-Planning-Commission-TUCKER, Ga. (July 08, 2016) – The City of Tucker, Georgia, selected five residents to serve on its Planning Commission for 2016. The Planning Commission will provide the Mayor and City Council with recommendations regarding land use and zoning matters.  In addition, the Planning Commission will also be responsible for:

  • Participating in the development of a Comprehensive Plan for the City
  • Reviewing and making recommendations on special studies

The City proudly appointed Katherine Atteberry, Damyon Claar-Pressley, Ann Coppage, George Wellborn, and Michael Williams to the Planning Commission.

“Each individual brings an exciting wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Commission. The City of Tucker is lucky to have them as part of our team,” said Mayor Frank Auman.

Lifelong Tucker resident Katherine Atteberry has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. She is an environmental project manager with Jacob’s Engineering Group where she facilitates regulatory approval and public acceptance of projects in order to achieve environmental protection requirements and community planning objectives.

A senior manager of global market planning for Dunkin’ Brands, Damyon Claar-Pressley graduated with Cum Laude honors from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Geography. Claar-Pressley’s career as an analyst in the real estate and development industry has spanned nearly 20 years and includes work on consulting projects for an array of organizations like Midtown Alliance, Raleigh-Wake Economic Development Authority and CB Richard Ellis.

Ann Coppage holds a Master of Science in Urban Studies from Georgia State University. She is a longtime resident of Tucker and has worked in the government and nonprofit sectors in Metro Atlanta. Coppage recently served on the DeKalb Economic Development Fellows program to further her knowledge of strategic community development.

George Wellborn is an architectural project manager at Heery International. As a 15 year Northlake Community Alliance member, George co-authored the Northlake Commercial Center Overlay District Ordinance and still performs citizen advisory compliance reviews for projects proposed for this area.  His expertise is backed by a Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Michael Williams has been a resident of Tucker since 1984. He is retired from his position as the Planning and Community Development Director for Gwinnett County. Williams has also served as the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Johns Creek, Georgia.

The Mayor and City Council appointed the planning commission on June 29. They will serve a term from June 29 to December 31, 2016.

The inaugural meeting for the Planning and Zoning Commission was held on July 7th at Discover DeKalb, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510.  The Commission’s 2016 meeting calendar was set and they’re looking forward to a productive term with the City of Tucker.

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