Meet Stacey Collier, District 4 City Council Candidate, South Fulton

Hello! My name is Stacey L. Collier and I am running for City Council (District 4) in the new City of South Fulton. I have lived in South Fulton County for my entire life. I grew up in College Park and graduated from West Lake High School in 1998. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration at Clayton State University in 2004. I currently live in Fairburn, GA with my husband, Dennis. I have over 12 years’ experience working in higher education in the area of Enrollment Services, primarily the Financial Aid department. Those years span over three major universities, Georgia Tech, Clayton State University, and currently Emory University.

This is a very exciting time for our community and it is crucial that we lay the foundation for a vibrant and viable city that embraces diversity and provides social, cultural, and economic opportunities for all of its residents (citizens). Laying the foundation for our new city is an arduous undertaking that requires a systematic and comprehensive approach that addresses all service delivery areas, to ensure the successful development of our city.

If elected to the City Council, I am prepared to help lay that foundation. Sound finances and financial practices are essential. My given profession has also afforded me the opportunity to work with fund management and budget development and reconciliation. In my tenure at Georgia Tech, I was the Program Coordinator for the Federal Work Study fund. My responsibilities included monthly reconciliation of the fund and annual completion of the federal application for total accountability of the fund. In three years, under my supervision, the program grew from $250,000 yearly to nearly a million dollar program ($982,000). My knowledge of financial management, funds administration and accounting principles will prove useful in managing the budget for our new city.

One of my goals is to be the representative for what I have termed the “everyday citizen”. Everyday citizens are the pillars and sustainers of any community. These are the residents who attend the community meetings and events when possible but are supporters of their area by paying their taxes, patronizing their local businesses, supporting the local school system, attending church and overall are conscientious neighbors. Everyday citizens make up the vast major of any city but are the most under-represented in local government. I want to lend my voice and services to these people.

My goals are to bridge the gap of clear communication amongst local government and the community, to provide the residents with a council member who listens and successfully relays their concerns, present transparency in all areas of the budget and fully utilize all resources available so that residents gain the most out of their government. Upon election, I vow to do my utmost to make the City of South Fulton a community its residents are proud to call home.

Stacey L. Collier
Candidate for City Council Member District 4
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