Bio: Born and raised in metro Atlanta, Tim Darnell still lives in the Brookhaven house he grew up in, today with his wife and son.
Tim has deep roots in the Brookhaven community. He attended elementary school in the community, and is a past president and past chairman of the board of directors of his neighborhood civic association and neighborhood watch. Today, he is active in his son's elementary school, Little League organization and Boy Scout troop.
Tim is also chairman of the scholarship committee for a local fraternal organization that has long, historic ties to the Chamblee community.
Tim has more than 25 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and websites, and is also the author of three books: "The Crackers: Early Days Of Atlanta Baseball," "101 Atlanta Sports Legends" and "The Georgia Tech Trivia Book."
Hot Button Issues:
Brookhaven's road to cityhood remains one of the most important, and ongoing, issues in our community. Patch will continue to provide our readers with the most comprehensive coverage
Public Safety: As Brookhaven's police department gets up and running, the city will be looking closely to see if the level of service and lower response times that were promised during the cityhood debate will indeed become a reality.
Schools: Brookhaven and Chamblee are home to two high schools and several elementary schools. Quality of education will remain a concern, especially as the DeKalb County Board of Education is subject to more scrutiny.
Parks & Roads: Another issue that cityhood proponents touted that would be managed better under local control. The city of Brookhaven needs to ensure that top-flight private companies are diligent in maintaining these public entities.