Thanks to a large turnout for the Presidential Primary elections, many voices in Tucker were heard during Tucker’s historic first city council election held on March 1st, 2016.
Frank Auman was elected as the first Mayor for the new City of Tucker. Auman was an integral member of the Tucker 2015 volunteer council that advocated for the legislation and referendum that led to the successful cityhood vote in November 2015.
Frank and his wife Gaye (Bell) Auman have lived in Smoke Rise for more than ten years, and each has called DeKalb County home for most of their lives. Mayor Auman has been appointed three times by Governors Perdue and Deal to serve on the Department of Human Services Board, where he is currently Vice-Chair. The family has been involved in youth sports and are active members the Smoke Rise Community Association, and attend Intown Community Church.
Honey Van De Kreke will serve as the District 1, Post 1 representative. Honey’s long involvement in the Tucker community is well known serving as the Co-General Manager of the Main Street Alliance in addition to being a member of the board of both the Tucker Civic Association and the Tucker Business Association. Many locals know ‘if it involves Tucker, it usually involves Honey’.
William (Bill) Rosenfeld was elected as the District 1, Post 2 representative. Bill’s long history of involvement with Tucker volunteer organizations also includes the Tucker Business Association where he recently served as President for 3 years. Rosenfeld was also instrumental in establishing Tucker’s sustainability through CID improvements.
Michelle Penkava, another integral member of the Tucker 2015 volunteer council, will serve as the City Council representative for District 3, Post 1. In addition to her tireless work on the issue of cityhood for the Tucker community, Penkava is also know for her involvement with local schools and serves as the President of the Tucker Parent Council.
Anne Lerner was elected to represent District 3, Post 2. Lerner has served in leadership roles in various civic organizations including Tucker Civic Association, Northlake Community Alliance, Tucker 2014/2015, Tucker-Northlake CID Master Plan Steering Committee, DeKalb County Neighborhood Watch, and the Winding Woods Neighborhood Garden Club.
Both District 2 posts are involved in a run off election which will be held on March 29th. District 2 voters will choose between candidates Katherine Atteberry and Matt Robbins for Post 1 and candidates Noelle Monferdini and Susan Wood for Post 2.