L-R: Councilman Brandon Hembree, Mayor Pro Tem Curtis Northrup, Mayor Steve Edwards, wife Linda Sullivan, Councilman Mike Sullivan, daughter Alyssa Sullivan, stepmother and father Debbie and Tom Sullivan, Councilman Marc Cohen and Councilwoman Susie Gajewski. Photo courtesy City of Sugar Hill
By Alicia Couch Payne
After serving the City of Sugar Hill for twelve years as a City Councilman, Mike Sullivan made the choice to not seek reelection this year. During his tenure, the city has made great gains including the growth in infrastructure, parks, and the Downtown Development Authority which is responsible for the e center, the Bowl, and the Suite Spot.
Mike and his wife Linda, have called Sugar Hill home just shy of 20 years and is heavily involved with the area’s youth. He is a member of the Kiwanis club and is active at both Lanier High School as well as Sugar Hill Elementary working with the students. One of Sullivan’s accomplishments most dear to his heart is the formation of the successful city’s Youth Council (YCSH) at Lanier High School. The council was created as a way to expose students to the American Political System and to help the city to solve problems as well as meet goals. YCSH has an active participation at city meetings and provides an open dialogue between the city and the youth of the city.
Mr. Sullivan’s retirement from the City Council does not mean you won’t see him again. He will continue his work with the Youth Council at Sugar Hill and one can catch him at city meetings to support this initiative.
During the elections in November, Taylor Anderson who is the Chairman of the Downtown Development Authority, won the council seat that Mr. Sullivan will vacate.
The city honored Mr. Sullivan for his service at the December 11th City Council meeting where he was awarded a plaque for his dedication and service to the people of the City of Sugar Hill. Thank you Mr. Sullivan for all of your hard work for the residents of Sugar Hill.