Residents can help set the agenda for new Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal’s first town hall Jan. 21 by submitting topics for discussion at

More than a dozen ideas are already submitted. They include creating outdoor concert venues and a walkable downtown district; the size of the police department; taxes in a possible new local school district; and the future of Windwood Hollow Park.

Topics can be submitted up to noon the day of the town hall, which will be held Thurs., Jan. 21, 6-8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 2443 Mount Vernon Road.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.