City Council

John Paulson

City Council, District 1

John Paulson

John Paulson is a registered professional engineer who has lived in Sandy Springs for more than 25 years. He was instrumental in supporting the City’s bid for incorporation as part of the Committee for Sandy Springs. He served on the RFP committee which supervised the bid process for the City’s general government services, ultimately saving the City nearly $7 million dollars a year when compared to the original contracts.

Paulson currently serves as business development manager for Milliken Concrete Cloth, a division of Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC. He has had an active career in Geosynthetics and the geotextiles fields, working for Exxon Chemical, Nicolon, and working as a consultant for REDI Engineering.

His volunteerism includes services as past president of the Northridge Community Association and as a board member of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association.

The Chicago native earned his degree in engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Paulson is a Vietnam veteran and served as an infantryman. He and his wife Mary have two children, Stephanie and Jeffrey.

Email: jpaulson@sandyspringsga.gov

Ken Dishman

City Council, District 2

Ken Dishman

Mr. Dishman is a management consultant specializing in go-to-market strategies for high tech companies. He is a 17 year veteran of the Information Technology industry, much of that time helping Silicon Valley software start-ups come to market in the Southeast region.

Mr. Dishman acquired an MBA with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Strategic Marketing from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Florida.

An 11 year resident of Sandy Springs, Mr. Dishman is an active member of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs and Leadership Sandy Springs. He is a former board member of Sandy Springs Youth Sports, including two years as President. He remains passionate about coaching youth sports, including girls fast pitch softball at Morgan Falls.

Mr. Dishman lives in the Princeton Falls with his wife Shannon and their three daughters.

Email: kdishman@sandyspringsga.gov

Graham McDonald

City Council, District 3

Graham McDonald

Mr. McDonald is an attorney and co-founder of the Sandy Springs law firm, O’Daniel McDonald, LLC. His law practice focuses on business litigation.

Mr. McDonald is actively involved within the Sandy Springs community. He is on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Sandy Springs (of which he is a 2012 graduate) and on the Board of Directors of the Sandy Springs Bar Association. Mr. McDonald has also served as the President and Vice President of his Homeowners Association, Vice Chairman of the City of Sandy Springs Economic Development Advisory Committee and the Treasurer of the Sandy Springs Bar Association.

Mr. McDonald performed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia and obtained his law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law. He lives in the North Harbor neighborhood with his wife, Kelly, and their two young sons.

Email: gmcdonald@sandyspringsga.gov

Gabriel Sterling

City Council, District 4

Gabriel Sterling

Mr. Sterling was at the forefront of creating the City of Sandy Springs. He was one of the members of the Committee for Sandy Springs and served as co-chairman of the Sandy Springs Referendum Committee. Once the referendum to create the city passed, Mr. Sterling served as chairman of the Sandy Springs Fire/EMS Transition Task Force and as one of the five negotiators representing Sandy Springs in the transition with Fulton County, along with Mayor Eva Galambos.

Mr. Sterling served Sandy Springs as a stakeholder with the Atlanta Regional Commission’s North Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan efforts. He currently serves as vice chairman of the local charity organization, The Sandy Springs Challenge, which raises money for Sandy Springs through sporting events. He led efforts to bring Livestrong’s 24 Hours of Booty cycling event to Sandy Springs. The event raises money for cancer survivorship and the Aflac Cancer Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Mr. Sterling owns a public relations and political consulting firm, SSH, Inc., here in Sandy Springs. He is now working on a new venture to launch a new beer label and brewery.

Email: gsterling@sandyspringsga.gov

Tiberio “Tibby” DeJulio

City Council, District 5

Tiberio “Tibby” DeJulio

Tibby DeJulio is the mayor pro tempore for the City of Sandy Springs since 2007. He is first vice president of a national investment firm. He is a Certified Financial Planner, civic volunteer and a Vietnam veteran. During his tour in Vietnam, DeJulio was awarded the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, including one for Valor and several other campaign medals. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA in finance from Stetson University.

DeJulio worked for 20 years to help create the City of Sandy Springs, having served as the vice chair for the Committee for Sandy Springs, president of Citizens for Sandy Springs,  and as the Chair of the city's transition Financial Task Force. He has served as mayor pro tem since the incorporation of Sandy Springs. He is a long time member of the High Point Civic Association. He has one son, Chandler.

Email: tdejulio@sandyspringsga.gov

Andy Bauman

City Council District 6

Andy Bauman

Andy Bauman established and oversees operation of the popular Sandy Springs Farmers Market. He has also enjoyed a successful career as an attorney.

Mr. Bauman is active within the community serving as the first alumni member of the Board of Directors of the Emory Federal Credit Union. He has participated in the American Jewish Committee leadership-training program, and served as a coach for the Northside Youth Organization. He is an active member of Temple Sinai.

Mr. Bauman completed both undergraduate studies and law degree at Emory University. He and his wife, Dr. Debbie Bauman, have two children and live in the Lake Forrest Summit neighborhood.

Email: abauman@sandyspringsga.gov