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Councilwoman Grant appointed mayor pro tem

Wallace to Municipal Court Judge

POSTED: January 4, 2009 5:00 a.m.


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City Councilwoman Linda Grant of Dawsonville was appointed Mayor Pro Tem of the Dawsonville City Council during last week’s city council meeting.


“I love my job,” said Grant. “I feel really honored that I was nominated and elected for this position.”


As Mayor Pro Tem, Grant’s main duties include attending city council meetings and networking with the public and people of Dawsonville. Should the mayor be absent or unable to continue to fulfill his position, Grant would be the next in line to fill the position. Grant began her first term on the city council Jan. 1, 2006.


“I think that she is well qualified and will do an outstanding job,” said Mayor Joe Lane Cox.


Throughout Grant’s professional career, she has held positions that require interacting with others on a daily basis and good social skills. From being a social worker to being employed in the Dawson County School System to being an optician.


“I always worked with the public because I love people,” commented Grant. “I am the kind of person that wants to be honest with you. If you ask me a question, I will answer you, and if I don’t know the answer then I will do what I can to find out for you.”


One of the main goals that Grant has is to bring something to Dawsonville for the youth.  Bringing a skatepark to the city within the next couple of years is something that she wants to have available to the young people of Dawsonville.


Grant’s father was a former Mayor Pro Tem of Dawsonville. Her family ties to the position make the job and the city special to Grant.


“I love people. I want to  be with the people. I want to see things done, and I want to see things done right,” said Grant. “I have seen this city grow from plugging the phone in the wall to cell phones. Dawsonville has a bright future and I am proud to help be a part of it.”


David Wallace, also a native of Dawson County, was appointed as the Municipal Court Judge. Wallace was sworn in last Monday, Dec. 15.


Wallace obtained his law degree in 1975 from the University of Georgia. He currently owns his own practice, David Wallace and Associates, in Dawsonville.


Cox has known Wallace all of his life.


“He is a straight-up honest and dependable man,” said Cox. “I know that he will make an excellent city judge.”


As municipal court judge, Wallace will be responsible for handling cases that have to deal with violations of city ordinances, such as failure to obtain any sign permits that the city may require.

  “I am honored that the city would ask me to do this,” Wallace said. “ I am looking forward to serving the city in any way that I can.”


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