Tucker Community Mourns Loss of Longtime Civic Leader

TUCKER, Ga. (September 14, 2017) – Longtime Tucker resident Michael Williams passed away this week after a courageous battle with cancer. Following an accomplished career in municipal planning, Williams helped the new City of Tucker get off the ground in 2016 as the City’s first-ever Planning Commission Chairman.

“Our condolences go out to the whole Williams family,” said Tucker Mayor Frank Auman. “Without people like Mike giving so generously of their time and expertise, the City of Tucker never could have gotten off the ground.”

Williams had retired in recent years after leading the Planning and Community Development Departments for Gwinnett County and the City of Johns Creek. While he worked in those neighboring localities, he and his family called Tucker home since 1984.

“Mike loved serving the community and sharing his years of planning and zoning experience,” recalled City Councilmember Michelle Penkava. “He was kind and patient, providing guidance and expertise during our critical City setup. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him these last few years.”

There will be a memorial service on Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian in Tucker.

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