About Denny


Personal
  • Mayor of Dunwoody (January 2016-present)
  • Dunwoody City Council and Mayor Pro Tem (December 2008-August 2015)
  • Retired Marine Brigadier General with 32 years of service
  • Awarded 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 23 Air Medals, and Navy Commendation Medal – all for action in combat. Flew over 300 combat missions.
  • President of nonprofit Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Georgia which assists Marines, their Families, and Wounded Warriors
  • Member of St. Jude Catholic Church (29 years) and All Saints Knights of Columbus
  • Retired Northwest Airlines pilot
  • Married to Meredy for 47 years, have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren
Key Accomplishments
  • Known for his fiscal prudence” (Dunwoody Crier, 6/10/15)
  • Proposed a multi-supplier contract plan for City services to replace the original single supplier plan, saving approximately $3 million per year
  • Proposed a minimum 4-month operational budget reserve which was approved by Council
  • Recommended using low cost laser truck street analysis to fairly set priorities for repaving City streets to insure that the worst streets were fixed first
  • Voted against the Dunwoody Village (DV) town home proposal that was not in compliance with the DV Master Plan
  • Voted against proposed Vermack/Womack intersection roundabout after speaking with citizens living in the neighborhood
  • Voted in favor of the citizens of Dunwoody Club Forest’s appeal to override the City’s administrative decision to subdivide large lots
  • Keeps citizens informed on items of interest with timely email updates and actively participates in civic activities
  • Insured discussion of a Dunwoody Arts Council by including it on the City Council agenda
Goals and Visions
  • Open and Positive Leadership for City Council and all Dunwoody citizens
  • Continue to be fiscally prudent with the citizens’ tax dollars
  • Work for Council approval of high end quality town homes in Dunwoody Village that meet all the requirements of the Dunwoody Village Master Plan including senior-friendly housing
  • Expedite paving roads using surplus funds
  • Work with state legislators for local control of Dunwoody schools
  • Protect quality of life in residential neighborhoods, promote green space and preserve