Former City Council candidate Joe Houseman has been appointed to the Sandy Springs Development Authority. He replaces Dave Nickels, who is resigning.

Joe Houseman

Mayor Rusty Paul said he intended to make the appointment as a “consolation prize” to whichever candidate lost the recent District 3 campaign between Houseman and Chris Burnett. At the July 19 council meeting, Burnett made the motion to approve Houseman’s appointment.

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