Monday, September 26, 2011
Meet the Candidates: Terry Nall, Post 4, District 1 Challenger by Dunwoody Patch
Dunwoody Patch published a Meet the Candidates profile on Terry Nall, one of two challengers in the District One, City Council election. Since I did this previously for another race, I have again copied the text verbatim below. Reminder - everyone in the City will have the opportunity to vote in this election.
Neighborhood: Vernon North
Position Sought: City Council At-Large Post 4 (from District 1)
Current Job/Company: President of U.S. insurance subsidiary for Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management
Education: Wake Forest University, B.S. in Accounting; Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)
How long have you lived in Dunwoody: 13 years
Community organizations: *Vernon North neighborhood: Successfully led property rights fight against incompatible adjacent business development.
*Dunwoody Homeowners Association: Board Member
*Dunwoody Village Master Plan Sounding Board
*Fire and Rescue task force leading up to “Dunwoody Yes” campaign
*St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church: Elder, Clerk of Session, Youth Advisor, and Chair of Personnel Committee
*Boy Scout Troop 764: Treasurer, adult leader, and Eagle Scout, as is son Adam.
*Tartan Trot 5K/10K fundraiser for Youth missions
*Habitat for Humanity
*Presbytery of Greater Atlanta: Chair, Committee on Ministry
*Presbyterian Church (USA) Investment & Loan Program: National Board Member
Your platform: Key Principle: Small, efficient, disciplined government with accountability.
Taxes: Keep taxes low and protect against risks and excessive debt
Police: Maintain appropriate level of police protection.
Growth: Measured and balanced approach to growth and development
Parks: Enhance parks incrementally with budgeted funds
Streets: Stick to a plan of paving the worst first.
Other than the people, what is the best part of Dunwoody: Small town feel with big city opportunities.
What are the two biggest issues facing Dunwoody: Disciplined Spending: Needs must come before wants. We must carefully budget and avoid decisions to spend when we do not fully understand all actual costs. If elected, I will be the only active CPA serving on City Council and am unfazed by an emotional "sense of urgency".
Zoning: This next City Council will conduct a total re-write of our Zoning Code. This is a pivotal project that will affect Dunwoody and especially our commercial areas for decades to come. If elected, I will insist on including the best zoning tools to achieve a measured approach to growth by increasing our tax base without overwhelming our infrastructure and schools with high-density development.
What is something people may not know about you? I worked as a Fire/EMS dispatcher to pay my way through college, as well as trained and volunteered as an EMT for the local rescue squad. This prior experience remains helpful today on issues of public safety.