What Should Brookhaven's Tagline Be?

Do you have an idea for a phrase that sums up life in Brookhaven?

Last week at the inaugural meeting of the Brookhaven commission, Commissioner Jed Beardsley proposed an idea for a contest among Brookhaven-area schools to design a potential new logo for the city.

So, Patch wondered what the city's new tagline might be. Many cities also have taglines– a phrase or motto that sums up what life in their city is like or what their city can do.

What do you think Brookhaven's tagline should be? Tell us below in the comments.

Nearly every town, development or brand has a tagline.

Nike urges everyone to "Just Do It."

The motto for the mixed-use development Town Brookhaven is "Shop. Dine. Dwell."

For the Town of Brookhaven in Farmingham, NY, the tagline is "From Sound to Sea...The Place to Be."

Sandy Springs is "Honest. Efficient. Responsive." Dunwoody, sees itself as "smart" and chose "Smart People- Smart City" as its tagline.

So, how do you sum up your community in a short, snappy phrase?

HamBurger September 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Yeah, everyone in Drew Valley has the “Guru” email. It will be interesting to see how he fares during the election. However, because of his Dunwoody employment through an out of state contractor that made large contributions to the Brookhaven Yes ballot committees, I am sure he will have the district #2 Brookhaven Yes crowd support. Hey! Between whines, you want a Cheerwine?
HamBurger September 21, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Mr. Phil, I am not going to answer your question. I did that once before and you would not accept my answer and continued to harass me and the individual you maliciously mistook me for. You continued to manipulate our conversation to denigrate me. No thank you. Have you seriously considered professional help? Please pass the yellow mustard!
Eric H September 21, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Re: that Reporter article did they ever catch the guy he attacked Mr. Eyre while he was on his bike? I know this happens to cyclists, cars purposely driving to close and almost or sometimes making contact, and its an outrageous practice. If a motor vehicle driver can't share the road with a cyclist and actually actively risks causing them physical harm then I question how they conduct themselves in other aspects of their lives.
HamBurger September 21, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Mr. Phil, your now deleted post shows just how selective your memory is and how you delight in manipulating conversations. And, this is why I choose not to respond to your harassment. Please pass the yellow mustard!
Eddie E. September 21, 2012 at 04:38 PM
It appears there is only one poster with this pointless obsession to identify another poster. Did this start in childhood?
HamBurger September 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Mr. Phil, you do know that there are a few folks you would associate with Brookhaven Yes that are running for office and one that was not associated with Brookhaven Yes but is pro-city also running for office that participate on the Patch forums don’t you? One has a consistent name and others use multiple names. Just thought I would bring this to your attention . . . Man! Just smell that special hamburger!
Grieg Ericsson September 21, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Phil, I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and poop a better argument than you can make.
Cryptid Hunter September 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM
All, I have been tracking a large apelike creature for many many miles. Until last week I thought I had lost the trail. My travels across the plains have led me here to the North Georgia area. The recent floods in the Missouri river have cause many scarcely sighted creatures to be displaced. The current track is eastward toward the coastal plains. I'll provide updates as I encounter further sightings of this apelike creature. Until, please be sure to bring in your pets at night and any food you may place outdoors. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as this is an extremely dangerous and precarious undertaking.
HamBurger September 22, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Mr. Cryptid Hunter, think you can knock off a few coyotes if your travels bring you to Brookhaven? Some issues with them critters along the Nancy Creek area . . . Please pass the yellow mustard!
HamBurger September 22, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Mr. Cryptid Hunter, this large creature you are looking for, would it happen to occasionally ride around in a golf cart? Please pass the yellow mustard!
Mark Graffagnino September 22, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Well....only a 'handful' of replies. What do you know......
Brookhaven Maven September 23, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Taglines: Brookhaven – A house divided. Brookhaven – We’re not Dunwoody! Brookhaven – What did you expect? Brookhaven – Don’t touch me there! Brookhaven – Yes, We DID! Brookhaven – No, not THAT Brookhaven. Brookhaven – Doraville South. Brookhaven – Home of the Pink Pony!
Brookhaven Maven September 23, 2012 at 04:29 AM
More Taglines: Brookhaven – Give us a break. We’re new at this! Brookhaven – Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread. Brookhaven – Making the best of a bad situation. Brookhaven – Move along, folks. Nothing to see here. Brookhaven – We can’t agree on anything! Brookhaven – Stand and deliver. Brookhaven – A flash in the pan.
"E Pluribus Unum" September 23, 2012 at 01:44 PM
AO....I've posted before that your photo image of Alfalfa is interesting in the sense that Alfie in real life had a criminal record and was shot in an act of self defense while posing as a police officer to collect $15 that he thought was owed him. Now you identify yourself as non-white. Another interesting connection to your Alfalfa image. Why? There were many episodes of Our Gang that were racially bigoted and insensitive. This includes: One Wild Ride, Monkey Business, Glorious Fourth, Spook Spoofing, Lodge Night, Tale of a Dog, Your Own Backyard, The Smile Wins, and Free Wheeling segments. So as a non-white, why do you reinforce and advertise bigotry with your Patch photo? Are you angry with yourself?
don Gabacho September 23, 2012 at 04:24 PM
"Just leave."---Tim Abel Said like a true redneck.
don Gabacho September 23, 2012 at 04:25 PM
'Brookhaven A Safe City: No HamBurgers or don G's roam our streets !" Are you accusing me of being a threat to public safety? Would you be Jacobs' Clockdale?
don Gabacho September 23, 2012 at 04:28 PM
"...do you guys need clicks that badly..."---Eric The 'corporatist' interim government must impose itself. What better way then hiding behind children no less?
don Gabacho September 23, 2012 at 04:48 PM
"Even if we do not find the perfect logo and tag line, the fact that people work together, not pull apart, is important...---Ben Podger Ben Vinson made it quite clear that the public has absolutely no input on the matter. The non-elected interim government has dictated that children will do it and that is that. "Whatever is used, can be changed if something better comes along. We call that progress."---Ben Podger As in contributing even more, as you did post, to their "Christmas funds"? And you want to keep track of accounting for the new city and its privatization of even such services as the city government's enforcers that one has to wonder just why there had to be a city except for how the privatizations would benefit the politicians? Or, at least, a certain clique of politicians? Already in place? Who taught you accounting? Meyer Lanskey?
Ben Podgor September 23, 2012 at 05:06 PM
don Gabacho: Ben Podgor never suggested privitization. You are inventing something. In order to make sure that we get all income it is necessary that we take over the receipt of all funds. Maybe the County will collect the real estate taxes for us. But we should collect all funds ourselves. That does not mean that we have to have different people acting as cashier. One person can collect all funds and much can be collected by electronic means. You think of mean as a pencil pusher or something like that when you refer to me as an accountant. Actually the work of a Certified Public Accountant starts when the bookkeeper has completed everything. When the company or organization has already prepared its statement. The Certified Public Accountant audits that, reviews that. He does not need a pen or adding machine to do his/her work. This CPA does many different organizations. Ben Podgor
Ben Podgor September 23, 2012 at 05:20 PM
don Gabacho: What gives you the belief that you are qualified to judge a Certified Public Accountant. Not all accountants manage to become Certified Public Accountants. I find it strange that I am attacked as either an Attorney or a Certified Accountant or because I was knighted by the French Government. Each attack is done separately. How about taking them all on together. Does the combination mean anything to you. Do you realize that this is the reason I made myself available. Am not doing anything to get elected. Just making myself available, because I am obligated to do so. Ben Podgor
Political Gadfly September 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Ben Podger, if I didn't have a CPA, a longtime neighbor and friend, I would certainly call you to discuss your handling of my annual taxes. Even though we've never met you have impressed me with you logical/learned posts here. Don't worry about the rambling rants of don Garbanzo Beans. We all consider the source when reading his nonsense. He doesn't even know how to spell Meyer Lansky correctly yet he worries about who taught you accounting. Truly amazing drivel from dGB.
don Gabacho September 24, 2012 at 03:54 AM
" Even though we've never met you have impressed me..."---Political Gadfly "Amazing drivel"? Given public office holders should perform their offices without contributions "to their Christmas funds" or whatever, Ben promoted bribery. And that "impresses" you? "Political Gadfly"? More like a mob's.
Joe September 24, 2012 at 01:52 PM
You bet your a$$ that we will be ponying up for those stupid "City Limits" signs....and I GUARANTEE that if F Max Davis is mayor, his name will be as prominently displayed on thise signs as the name of the City. Remember you hear it here first.
Ben Podgor September 24, 2012 at 04:20 PM
don Gabacho: How can you say "Ben promoted bribery" This should surely require an explanation. Ben Podgor
don Gabacho September 24, 2012 at 05:57 PM
"AshfordObserver 8:45 pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Ben, the officer can be part of something new, less red tape, more community involvement, and perhaps just perhaps a bit more respect from the local citizenry. One of the top 3 reasons why I and others voted yes for brookhaven -local police. less infighting with dekalb county sheriff. I look forward to knowing the officer who rides the beat in our neighborhood by name. Reply Ben Podgor 9:50 pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 AshfordObserver: You should and probably will have the opportunity to visit the local police station, contribute to some small holiday fund they may set up, etc, and if you do meet the officer on patrol, a quick hello is in order too. As to the City Hall..."
Grieg Ericsson September 24, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Brookhaven. Not in "my" swimming pool!
Gen. James Oglethorpe September 24, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Funny thing about LinkedIn, it records who visited you! I get a few visitors and saw who dropped by prior to incorporation, a fellow Broker.... Phil, are you saying that HamBurger is a developer? Only two fit, one is was an online Professor, and the other, has no information about his candidacy. I am puzzled????
HamBurger September 24, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Mr. General, doesn’t a commanding historical figure such as you find all this commotion over a HamBurger amusing? So you find out who he/she is what are you and Mr. Phil going to do? Eat him with thin sliced onions, pickles, and yellow mustard? Personally, I think I would just make sure that y’all focus on your new city and make sure the Brookhaven Yes crowd is giving you what you really want. All this Brookhaven Committee business is a continuation of the “show” perpetuated by Rep. Mike Jacobs, C$ND, and Brookhaven Yes courtesy of a flip-flopping Governor. Ultimately, what they want is what you will get. And, without intelligent, reasonable folks elected to office, my candidates, J. Max Davis and Rebecca Chase Williams may cost you a tax raise in three to five years. Or, less services than promised per the Vinson study. So, you find yourself a HamBurger, what are you doing about the formation of your new city? Or, are you so comfortable that you actually trust the Brookhaven Yes crowd? Please pass the yellow mustard!
Political Gadfly September 25, 2012 at 02:05 AM
So, you find yourself a HamBurger, what are you doing about the formation of your new city? Or, are you so comfortable that you actually trust the Brookhaven Yes crowd? Please pass the yellow mustard!" Actually I do trust J. Max Davis and Rebecca Chase Williams and I'll do my part to help them get elected so that our new city of Brookhaven gets the best leadership as Brookhaven starts a very bright future.
HamBurger September 25, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Mr. PG, we are on the same page, however, for different reasons. I am voting for J. Max Davis and Rebecca Chase Williams for the train wreck that they will bring us. Better sooner than later. Please pass the yellow mustard


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