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Mayor Donna Pittman

Donna Pittman was elected the first woman Mayor of Doraville in 2011. Prior to becoming Mayor, she served as Council member, representing District 1 and rose to Mayor Pro-Tem. Mayor Pittman believes in working collaboratively and espouses a team approach between residents, the business community, elected officials and city staff.

Mayor Pittman is a native of DeKalb County and longtime Doraville resident. She has displayed an unwavering commitment to improving her community long before becoming an elected official. Mayor Pittman studied criminal justice and other aspects of law enforcement early in her career and served with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. 

She is a strong supporter of education and gives back by mentoring youth; the future of our city. She is one of the original members of the board of directors that helped establish Peachtree Middle School, and she has served on the DeKalb Board of Education Advisory Board.

As an advocate for community policing and public safety initiatives, economic development and community building, she is a member of the DeKalb Emergency Management Agency, the Peachtree Gateway Partnership, DeKalb Municipal Association and has served on the DeKalb County Board of Health.  Mayor Pittman has received numerous acclamations, including from the State of Georgia, the Consulate General, Cross Keys High School and other state, county and local organizations.

Mayor Pittman is a proud wife of a Marine and mother of four children.

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Shannon Hillard, Council District Three (Mayor Pro Tem)
Council member Hillard decided to run for City Council because she wanted to make a difference in the community.  She has always enjoyed participating in local/community events. She helped coordinate Oakcliff Estates First Easter Egg Hunt at English Oak Park. It was a joy seeing the excitement on the children's face's. The whole community came together and had a wonderful time. As a new Council Member, Ms. Hillard would like to continue to bring that "togetherness" back to the City of Doraville.  She is a Legal Assistant for a Law Firm located in Brookhaven. She also has her Real Estate license, and is licensed thru all of Georgia, and will use her knowledge and expertise in both residential and commercial real estate to make the best decisions for the city, our residents and it's growth. Council Member Hillard loves that Doraville is so Diverse and rich in culture. The residents of Doraville are what really bring this city to life.  Ms. Hillard feels that Doraville needs to focus on what is best for the city's residents and their needs.  She would like to see the city move towards more community friendly agendas that encourage positive growth and residents come together as a whole.  She is encouraged by the new growth with the Assembly and Nexus project. The positive new growth attracts the attention of people looking for a city to call home. Council member Hillard’s  top priorities she would like to address as council member:

- Bring the Community Back Together through community events and programs
- Improve Pedestrian Access, Parks and Green Space
- Push for Better Schools or Ways to Decrease the Overcrowding
- Push for Revenue Generating Businesses that are Favored by Residents
- Push for a More Efficient City Budget

Ms. Hillard’s personal hero is her mother.  She has always been a positive role model in Ms. Hillard’s life, with a great attitude that radiates to all who come in contact with her.  Council Member Hillard resides in Doraville with her husband Charlie, and their son, Andrew.

Council member Hillard was sworn into office in January 2016, her term expires December 31, 2019.

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Joseph L. Geierman, Council District Two

Joseph Geierman has lived in Doraville’s Northwoods neighborhood since 2001. He has been actively engaged with our community for much of that time - serving on several city committees and commissions, including the Doraville Active Living Initiative, the Doraville Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisory Panel, and as a member of the Planning Commission. He was also president of NANA - the Northwoods Area Neighborhood Association.

Joseph has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from University of California at Santa Cruz, and a Master’s degree in Building Construction and Facility Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has worked at the law firm Troutman Sanders since 2009, where he is Director of Real Estate and Facilities.

A native of Southern California, Joseph lives with his husband, B.J. Abbott, and their dog Belle. 

Council member Geierman was sworn into office on January 4, 2018, and his term expires December 31, 2021.

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M.D. Naser, Council District Two
Mr. Naser has lived in the Northwoods neighborhood for the past 16 years with his wife and two daughters. For the past seven years, he has worked for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Studying business and commerce in college, he worked in retail management for nine years prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Naser was sworn in as Council member on January 4, 2016. Council member Naser's term expires December 31, 2019.

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Pam Fleming, Council District One
First sworn into office on January 7, 2008, Council member Fleming has been a Doraville resident for 28 years and an active community leader for the last 26. During this time, Mrs. Fleming has been a strong advocate for Doraville and a stalwart for youth sports, serving numerous organizations that include the North DeKalb Youth Association and the Doraville Youth Shrine Bowl. A proud mother and grandmother, Mrs. Fleming is the widow of the late Forrest Fleming, who served on the City Council for 21 years. Mr. Fleming was instrumental in developing the City’s recreational facilities, and the arena at Honeysuckle Park, which is named after him, is a lasting tribute to his legacy. She is actively involved at North Peachtree Baptist Church where she has been a member for 17 years. There, she serves as the Senior Ladies Ministry leader and teaches adult Sunday school. Council member Fleming was re-elected to a second term in November 2011 and a third term in November 2015. Council member Fleming's term will expire December 31, 2019.

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Robert Patrick, Council District One 
Council member Patrick was elected in a Special Election to fill the seat formerly held by Mayor Pittman on March 6, 2012. Mr. Patrick was sworn into office on March 19, 2012 and ran unopposed in November 2013. He was sworn into his first full term of office on January 6, 2014 and was re-elected to a second term in November 2017. Council member Patrick's term expires December 31, 2021.
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Stephe Koontz, Council District Three

Stephe Koontz has lived in Doraville for over 32 years. Realizing the city is at a pivotal point, she decided this was the right time to take her long history of community involvement and venture into the political realm. She is proud to be the first transgender elected official in the state of Georgia. 

“People who know me, know that I love this city. And as someone who cares deeply about this community, I want to make sure that citizens have a voice as we start to implement the Doraville Redevelopment Masterplan. If we do this right, we can attract new businesses and residents, improve our city center and facilities, while still keeping Doraville affordable.”

A former small business owner, she is a charter member of the Doraville Kiwanis Club and is on the Board of Directors at the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. She has also served as a church administrator and provides after-school tutoring services for the students at Cary Reynolds Elementary School in Doraville, where she was recently honored as “Volunteer of the Year.” She is dedicated to making Doraville a great place to live and serving the community she calls home.

Council member Koontz was elected into office in November 2017, her term expires December 31, 2021.