At a special called meeting Nov. 7, the Governor’s Commission on Brookhaven voted to adopt its formal report and symbolically handed it to Jim Eyre, the first and only elected official for the new city of Brookhaven.
On Nov. 6, Eyre was elected to the District 2 seat on the city council. The other three council positions the mayoral race will be decided in a Dec. 4 runoff.
The city’s charter tasked the governor’s commission with preparing a report for the mayor and city council the day following Election Day.
Commission member JD Clockadale presented an overview of the report, which includes information collected through the work of the commission’s 10 committees over the past several weeks.
“This is a really exciting time,” Clockadale said. “We are creating the 16th largest city in Georgia.”
Clockadale said the purpose of the report is for the elected officials to have a road map when they take office shortly before the city is opens for business Dec. 17.
“Our job is to put the city council and mayor in a great position to their job,” Clockadale said.
Eyre thanked the commission and the volunteers for their work creating the report.
“This will be a great read,” Eyre said. “With all the work that went into it, it will certainly put us on the right track.”
The commission will continue to meet until the mayor and city council are seated in December.