Brookhaven mayoral candidate announced Monday afternoon that she has recommended three candidates to serve on the .
Murray recommended to Gov. Deal the candidacies of:
- Jana Leigh Thomas, a public administration specialist who previously worked with PeachCare for Kids;
- Michael Elliot, acurrent board member of the Historic Brookhaven Neighborhood Association; and
- Richard Lyon, chair of the transportation committee for the Ashford Alliance Community Association.
Deal has until Sept. 1 to announce the five-member commission, which will make hiring recommendations for city attorney, city manager, city clerk, and city accountant. The commission will report its findings to the mayor and city council once they are elected.
The commission will further issue recommendations for Brookhaven services that might be best privatized, following the best practices of other municipalities.
Murray stressed the qualifications of her recommendations and highlighted their contributions to the burgeoning city of Brookhaven.
“I am proud to call Jana Thomas, Mike Elliot and Dick Lyon good friends who also care tremendously about Brookhaven. I recommend them as experts on government, zoning and development, and transportation. I know their contributions will help our city during its important transition.”
Murray added, “These candidates reflect a broad cross-section of the Brookhaven community. I have selected both proponents and opponents of the new city formation. We must bring Brookhaven back together after a divisive election.”