Sandy Springs City Council reelects Paulson as Mayor Pro Tem

Sandy Springs’ voted recently to reelect Council member John Paulson to serve as mayor pro tempore. AJC FILE PHOTO

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Sandy Springs’ voted recently to reelect Council member John Paulson to serve as mayor pro tempore. AJC FILE PHOTO

The Sandy Springs City Council met Jan. 4 and among the items addressed, the council voted to reelect Council member John Paulson to serve as mayor pro tempore. He has held this position for the past four years.

Paulson is a registered professional engineer and president of Dison Contracting and Supply, a consulting firm specializing in geosynthetics and reinforced soil structure design and construction. He has lived in Sandy Springs for more than 25 years. He was instrumental in the city’s bid for incorporation and has served on the RFP committee which supervises the bid process for the city’s general government services. Council member Paulson is a Vietnam veteran having served as a U.S. Marine rifleman.

The Mayor Pro Tem serves in the mayor’s place when necessary due to conflicts in schedule or illness and as Mayor Rusty Paul noted during the council meeting often serves as a liaison between the mayor’s office, council and staff.