Niki Wescott

Niki Wescott

PORTERDALE — Niki Wescott has announced her intention to run for Post 1 on the Porterdale City Council. Wescott, a native of Conyers, currently serves on the town’s Planning and Zoning Committee.

Wescott said in a press release that she has “long been in love with Porterdale.” She and her husband Brian lived in the Porterdale Mill Lofts for three years until January 2018 when they purchased a mill home.

“When we moved into the lofts, we met a resident there by the name of Yogi,” Wescott said. “He spoke with so much love when he spoke of his life growing up in Porterdale. I knew then that we’d make our life here and buy a home. We made lifelong friends while we lived at the lofts that we are forever thankful for. We met our chief of police and got to know several of our beloved officers. They love what they do and they take great care of our citizens. We also have a mayor that loves our town and puts its citizens first.”

Wescott is a graduate of Heritage High School and previously worked for a local pest control company to focus on family and other objectives.

Wescott said she is pleased with the growth in Porterdale, including the development of Yellow River Park and trails.

“We want families and their children to enjoy all of these amenities, and we also want to hear their ideas for our town,” Wescott said. “I want to bring a fresh perspective and maybe even some new ideas for the residents of Porterdale and their children.”

Qualifying in the Nov. 5 city election has been set for Monday, Aug. 19 through Friday, Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Porterdale City Hall, 2800 Main St. In addition to the Post 1 seat, Post 2 and the mayor’s seat will be on the ballot. The qualifying fee to run for mayor is $144, and the fee to run for city council is $72.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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