A few days following her re-election to a 3rd time period on the Bowdon Metropolis Council, Jan Johnson mentioned she is wanting ahead to 4 extra years in her management function in “The Pleasant Metropolis.”
Johnson, a multi-generation chief on the Bowdon council, was re-elected for a 3rd time period after defeating Rhonda Y. Keith by a commanding 158-67 margin within the metropolis’s Ward 1 balloting held in Tuesday’s county-wide municipal elections.
“I’m proud to serve on our metropolis council, simply as my son, my dad, and my nice grandfather have,” Johnson mentioned.
Johnson, who has lived virtually her whole life in Bowdon, mentioned that she was happy with the progress that the town has made in recent times, however is wanting ahead to persevering with enhancements locally’s infrastructure.
“I’m significantly desirous about our metropolis’s water therapy and supply system,” she mentioned, “however I additionally need to see enhancements to our streets and sidewalks as nicely.”
Johnson added that she additionally hopes to see continued enchancment on the parks and recreation division and library.
“We’re a former faculty city, and schooling is essential right here. I need to proceed to work with the faculties,” she mentioned.
Town was as soon as the house to Bowdon Faculty, the state’s fifth chartered establishment of upper studying which existed from 1857 to 1936.
One other point of interest of robust curiosity for Johnson is getting all metropolis places of work and personnel underneath one roof.
“The county donated the previous Bowdon Major Faculty to us, and we have now utilized metropolis labor and a few SPLOST funds to retrofit it for our use because the Bowdon Municipal Advanced,” Johnson famous.
Johnson mentioned that the council chambers and court docket places of work are there now, however she want to see the opposite metropolis corridor places of work and staff moved out of the present metropolis corridor, a constructing that was constructed in 1948, and into the bigger construction.
“The police division significantly wants extra space,” she added.