Thursday, August 04, 2011

Press Release - Friends of Alan Tart.

Courtesy Friends of Alan Tart

Press Release

For Immediate Release

August 4, 2011

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Milton City Council Member Alan Tart (District 6, At-Large) Announces His Intention to Seek Re-Election

Milton City Council Member Alan Tart formally announced his intention to seek re-election today. Tart said, “The collective efforts of many hardworking volunteers, highly competent and professional city staff members, and elected officials have brought our city far in its almost five year history. I am proud to have had a vital role in our progress to date, and I look forward to putting my unique combination of energy, experience, and proven leadership to work for the city in my next term.”

Reflecting on Milton’s many successes in its short history, Tart added, “In today’s economic times, there aren’t many cities in Georgia or the United States, for that matter, that haven’t had to drastically cut back the quantity or quality of services they provide just to be able to make ends meet. Milton has not only been able to maintain existing services, but we’ve even been able to make gradual enhancements to enhance our citizens’ quality of life.” Tart shares credit for the city’s success with current city staff members and his fellow elected officials. “We have had to make some very courageous decisions in the past several years to ensure our citizens’ tax dollars are spent as efficiently and fiscally conservative as possible. The city needs policymakers like me who can make the tough decisions necessary to chart a new city’s future and who have the voting record to prove they are committed to doing what they say they’ll do in their campaigns.”

In a city that has historically been marked by pressure to overdevelop, Tart is known as a defender of the city’s land use plan, zoning ordinance, and design standards. “I believe the majority of our citizens expect our elected officials to make decisions that ensure our area retains its distinctive rural, equestrian character.”

Tart’s priorities for his next term include ensuring the fiscal responsibility and viability of the city in the short and long term, developing both active and passive parks and recreation opportunities for Milton’s citizens, and having fully staffed police and fire departments to meet the city’s needs.

Tart and his partner of 11 years, David, along with Tart’s daughter Madison, age 13, have lived in the Milton area since January 2005. Tart serves as a training officer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where he is actively involved on a national level with developing, interpreting, and providing training on food safety codes, regulations, and policies to protect citizens from the risks of foodborne illness. He also serves on an elite incident management team responsible for responding to natural disasters and national high security events like the Olympics, presidential inaugurations, and summits. He is a 1996 graduate of Berry College in Rome, GA, a 2008 graduate of the Atlanta Federal Executive Board Leadership Government Program, and has served as president of his homeowners association for over five years. More information on Alan can be found by visiting his website at

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