Chamblee, GA, April 19, 2017 – The Post Reports – Chamblee Resident Van Pappas announced Wednesday that he is running for Mayor of Chamblee in the November 2017 election. Pappas, a 17-year resident of the Huntley Hills Neighborhood, says he has a passion to serve his community.
As a Certified Financial Planner, Pappas runs a successful financial planning practice with the independent firm, oXYGen Financial. Pappas says it was that business acumen that led him to create and become the initial founder of the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce.
“I feel it is time for a change in Chamblee,” Pappas told a group residents at a recent gathering. “We need to bring some new, fresh ideas to the leadership of our community.”
Pappas is a leader in the Downtown Development Authority, serving as its first Chairman for two years and for the last two years as its Vice-Chair. He says he has a strong belief creating the right kind of development in Chamblee’s downtown corridor is important to driving economic activity to the city.
For the last 3 years, Pappas has been instrumental in helping the Huntley Hills Swim and Tennis Club design a financial plan to replace the aging building and turn a $90,000 property into a valuation of over $700,000.
His service in the community includes sitting on the Chamblee Recreational Advisory Committee (RAC), the President of the Chamblee Business Association, the Huntley Hills Elementary Council, and working with Keep Chamblee Beautiful. In 2013, the City of Chamblee tapped Pappas to sit on the selection committee for the city’s 10-year update of the Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Study.
To learn more about Van Pappas, his views and vision for the City of Chamblee, visit www.VanForMayor.com