TUCKER, Ga. (May 17, 2020) – Sunday marked a milestone in Tucker as Councilman Matt Robbins became the City’s first-ever octogenarian elected official. In honor of his birthday, Robbins was named Honorary Mayor for a Day in a proclamation issued by Mayor Frank Auman.
“He has dedicated his years in retirement to the betterment of his community, engaging with a number of volunteer groups and non-profits” before serving on the City Council for the past four years, Auman wrote in his proclamation.
Born on May 17, 1940, Robbins spent several decades working for the Environmental Protection Agency. He was first elected to represent Tucker’s District Two on the City Council in 2016. Running unopposed, he won re-election in 2018.
Robbins was joined by his wife Kathleen and members of their family in receiving the surprise honor Sunday. Upon receiving the proclamation and the Mayor’s gavel, Robbins demonstrated his trademark wit saying, “It pays to be old.”