Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker released the following statement today following the conclusion of the City’s municipal elections for 2013.
I want to congratulate and welcome our two incoming Councilmembers, Lenny Zaproski and Cori Davenport. It takes a very deep commitment to find within oneself the willingness to serve and to take on the challenge of a campaign.
I congratulate them both on their victories, and look forward to all they will bring to our City. As well, I congratulate Nancy Reinecke on her well-run and compelling campaign. Nancy will not take a seat on council, however her campaign raised important issues that I am sure will be part of the dialogue moving forward.
Finally, I want to thank our outgoing Councilmembers. Although the past several months told only the story of strained relations, it should not in any way overshadow seven years of dedicated work to our City.
Randall Johnson, Karen Richardson and Bev Miller gave untold volunteer hours to create Johns Creek and were then elected to serve on our first council. They have much to be proud of and I am personally very proud of all that we accomplished together.
As a City, it is now time to move forward, to forge a new path while continuing to hold true to the principals upon which Johns Creek was founded: fiscal responsibility, transparency and responsiveness.
The citizens of Johns Creek have turned the page, and I know that together we will write this next chapter and look forward to all that it will bring.
Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker was elected to serve as the City’s first Mayor in 2006. A long-time area resident, he led the effort for incorporation of the City. He has served on numerous local and state posts, including Chair of the Metropolitan Atlanta Mayors Association and currently as 2nd vice president of the Georgia Municipal Association