Greg Coleson sends along his official announcement of his bid for Bill Floyd’s open commission seat. Here it is in full…
Decatur City Commissioner, District 1
February 18, 2013
I am excited to announce my candidacy for Decatur City Commissioner,
District 1. Decatur has been in the forefront of national, state and
local news, for our schools, our businesses, our food, our community
and our ideas and innovations. I am genuinely thankful to our City
officials and Decatur citizens for building a community we are proud
to call home.
I have a deep commitment to Decatur, Georgia. I love living here,
working here, raising my family here. Naturally, I want Decatur to be
the very best it can be. My wife and I founded the non-profit Decatur
Farmers Market ( www.decaturfarmersmarket.com ) in 2002 because we
wanted our daughter and all of Decatur’s children to grow up
understanding the importance of fresh, locally produced food, and for
the community to have another gathering space to indulge in common
interests. The more people get together, the more they tend to care
about each other, which is at the root of a strong community.
As an involved parent, I have served for four years as a Co-Chair on
the Walk and Roll to school program, which encourages students,
parents and neighbors to engage in an active lifestyle and ensures
that they all travel safely. I believe there are growth opportunities
to make bike travel safer, and ways to create greenway paths
connecting our neighborhoods and business districts.
I was also selected to be on the inaugural Decatur Environmental
Sustainability Board, a dedicated group of citizens who work with city
officials to “reduce waste, conserve and improve natural resources,
and participate in measures that help keep our environment healthy for
future generations”. http://www.decaturga.com/index.aspx?page=321
I am ready to take the next step with this great city. As Decatur
grows and evolves, we need to make sure our growth is sustainable and
responsible, while preserving the core attributes of our great
community. Decatur is naturally progressive, and I can see exciting
opportunities to move to the forefront in environmental initiatives.
As a City Commissioner, I plan to leverage my community involvement
and spirit, engineer’s objectivity and environmental values toward
nourishing Decatur’s roots into a city that flourishes to its full
potential. I will nurture our deeply rooted sense of community in
new and progressive ways.
Please visit my website www.coleson.org for more information about me
and my platform. I would be honored to serve the Decatur community.