“I’m thankful my whole family is healthy.”
Kim Goldstein
“I am truly thankful to God for my many blessings of faith, family, friends, and better health, as well as the kindness of strangers and my current roles / opportunities serving others in our great community.”
Jim King, Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods
“Since I turn 65 [next year], I’m grateful for continued good health. I’m thankful for two healthy children who seem to be moving successfully into adulthood.”
Howard Austin
“I am most thankful for my incredibly thoughtful and supportive friends and family. Professionally, I am particularly thankful for the creative, passionate, and savvy people I have the privilege of working with at our partner organizations in the community.”
Erica Danylchak
“Our family would probably be what I’m most thankful for. We’ve got a baby on the way and we are just excited about everything. We’ve got jobs. We can’t complain.”
Elizabeth Falkenberg
“Wonderful family and friends, good health, living in a great community and much, much more.”
Carolyn Axt
“Regardless of the outcome of the recent election, I am still proud to be an American! It struck me how thankful we should be for our right to select our government as I responded to an email from the mayor of our friendship city–Taicang, China. Here in our country, we had all just gone to the polls. I wrote her that half of the country is happy, and the other half is unhappy, but that we will all pull together. I thought to myself, in China all they can do is watch as their governing unelected committee parades into the hall to take their unelected offices.”
Eva Galambos, Sandy Springs mayor
“I’m thankful for my family. My wife, four daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.”
Mike Davis, Dunwoody mayor
“That we live in a country where the political processes, both local and national, allow its citizens to determine their own future.”
Lawrence Schall
president, Oglethorpe University.
“When one has so much for which to be thankful, being asked for what is at the top of the list is a challenge. Is it family? Is it a rewarding career? Is it having the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in my community? Hmmm…”
Jim Durrett, Buckhead CID
“I am thankful for my beautiful wife of 32 years and my two children. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as the Chief of Police for the Dunwoody Police Department and work with the finest staff of any police department anywhere. Lastly, I am most thankful for God who is in charge of it all.”
Billy Grogan, Dunwoody Police chief

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.