For immediate Release
Milton City Council Member Karen C. Thurman
has announced that she will seek re-election for
her current seat in District 1.
A native Georgian and 25 year resident of the
NW Fulton area, Thurman has a long history of
service to the Milton community. She has worked to proactively preserve the rural character of the area serving as Co-Chairman of the Northwest Fulton Overlay Committee and as Chairman of the Rural Preservation Steering Committee. “Only through long-term planning can we protect the very things which make our city unique”, Thurman said.
“My understanding and experience in community planning along with my financial background in both the private and public sectors have proven to be instrumental in establishing our vision as a City”’, Thurman said in explaining her decision to seek re-election. “Our country is currently experiencing tough economic times and Milton is not immune to them. We, as elected officials, must determine the long-term plan for Milton which includes a realistic financial model to carry-out that vision”, Continued Thurman. “Our quality of life is dependent on proper planning for our future”, she said.
An accountant, Thurman carefully watches over all financial aspects of the City. Prior to incorporation, she served on the City of Milton Organizing Committee as chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee. “I am a big proponent of local decision making”, said Thurman, “and was very excited when the opportunity arose for the NW Fulton area to become our own City”. “We as a city have both the opportunity and challenge to decide how our limited tax dollars are best spent”. “As a fiscal conservative, I believe a strong public safety department is essential. I also agree with our residents concerning the need to make our roads and intersections safer. Finally, I support the communities desire to develop both active and passive recreation areas to serve all of our residents.”
Ms. Thurman began working with Frazier & Deeter, CPA in 1989. She became a tax partner in the firm in 2000 and currently works in their Alpharetta office advising clients in all aspects of financial and business management.
Karen Thurman has been married for 25 years to her husband Mark. They chose the Milton area to raise their two children, Claire and Ryan Thurman, both graduates of Milton High School and current students at Georgia Tech. A member of North Point Community Church, she has served there as a Family Ministry Resource Volunteer.
Karen C. Thurman
310 Lake Bend Court
Milton, Georgia 30004
Phone: (404) 790-2874 (c)