Stacey Harris has announced her candidacy for the Dunwoody City Council At Large District 1 seat. The seat is currently held by Terry Nall, who has announced his candidacy for mayor.
Harris has been an active force in the community for more than 15 years, serving the city and community organizations.
Harris currently serves on the Dunwoody Zoning Board of Appeals, where she has played a pivotal role in managing growth through variance requests. She has also served as chair of the Dunwoody Sustainability Commission.
Harris said that as a past president of the Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association, she understands the need to protect Dunwoody's residential quality of life while still attracting quality businesses. Her many roles within city government and civic organizations have given her the unique insight into how, with proper planning, the reality of high-quality residential life and a city attractive to businesses are both attainable.
Harris served on the board of the Dunwoody Nature Canter and has been involved with the Dunwoody Community Garden and the Kingswood School Board. She helped create Walk to School Day in Dunwoody and has served on the 4th of July Parade Committee.
She is the director of the gymnastics program at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.
“Both living and working in Dunwoody provide me with insight into the challenges and opportunities ahead for our community,” she said.
Harris earned a bachelor’s degree in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College. She was awarded a Watson Fellowship and spent a year living in Moscow, Russia. Following her fellowship, Harris worked for the 1994 Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russia. After returning to the Unites States, she moved to Atlanta and worked for the 1996 Olympics.
“I am committed to making Dunwoody a community for everyone through new ideas, smart planning and transparency of actions. I want people and businesses to be proud of our city,” said Harris.