Gabriel Sterling, who was actively involved in years of efforts to incorporate the city of Sandy Springs, has announced he will seek election to the District 4 City Council seat just vacated with the resignation of Ashley Jenkins.
Jenkins announced unexpectedly Jan. 20 that she was stepping down from the seat she had held since the city was incorporated to take a new position with a travel planning company. City Council will set a date for the election to fill the post at its meeting Feb. 2,
Sterling said, “I was the one who originally recruited her to run for that seat.”
Sterling was a member of the Committee for Sandy Springs and co-chairman of the Sandy Springs Referendum Committee. In addition, he was chairman of the Sandy Springs Fire/EMS Transition Task Force.
He is Vice President of Landmark Communications, a Duluth-based public relations and political consulting firm and is vice chairman of the Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism Board.
If elected, Sterling said he would work with council members to continue to defend and protect the city’s neighborhoods.
John Schaffner

John Schaffner was founding editor of Reporter Newspapers.