Chief Judge Gregory Adams reads the oath of office to John Park with Park’s wife Morgan Harris looking on. Photo courtesy city of Brookhaven

Brookhaven Councilman-elect John Park on Nov. 12 officially took his oath of office, certifying him as the District 2 representative on the city council, according to a press release from the city.

After the invocation from Rev. Jun Ro Park, his father, and remarks from Mayor J. Max Davis and fellow councilmembers, Chief Judge Gregory Adams of DeKalb County Superior Court administered the oath at City Hall. Councilmember Park was elected to fill the vacated District 2 council seat in a special election following the resignation of Jim Eyre and will be up for reelection in 2017.

Park won the District 2 seat by claiming nearly 60 percent of the vote cast Nov. 4 in the four-man race for the seat.

Park handily defeated Tim Nama, a former Zoning Board of Appeals chairman, who collected 33 percent of the votes cast. Two other candidates – Charles P. Barry III and Bill Brown – dropped out of the race during the last week of the campaign and each polled about 4 percent of the votes cast.

“I look so forward to working with John and I encourage Councilmember Park to continue to live by the Steven Covey quote of ‘seek first to understand, then be understood,” District 1 Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams said.

“Congratulations to John and thank you for your public service,” said District 3 Councilmember Bates Mattison.

“We were like a four legged stole but with three legs and we stood pretty well but we are going to be solid now. Welcome Abroad John,” said District 4 Councilman Joe Gebbia.

“The first thing I would like to say is, thank you. I am honored to be elected, I am honored to be a member of this team. The purpose of a team is to become more effective than the sum of its parts,” Park said.

To view the ceremony in its entirety, visit here.

From left, Brookhaven councilmembers Joe Gebbia, Bates Mattison, Mayor J. Max Davis, John Park and Rebecca Chase Williams. Photo courtesy city of Brookhaven.