Mayor David Pennington: David Pennington started his term as Mayor in January of 2008. During his term as Mayor, the City Council has reduced General Fund spending by 19% and has reduced taxes each and every year. Because the Mayor is a part time position, you can also locate Mr. Pennington at Advanced Insurance Strategies, which he founded. He is a third generation Dalton small business owner. David Pennington graduated from Dalton High School and Dalton Junior College. He then went on to graduate from the University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Economics. A Dalton native, he is married to Pamela and has a son, David IV, and daughter, Mary Jane.
Mayor Pennington is a member and past president of the Dalton Rotary Club, he is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and Will Watt Fellow.
He is a board member and founding member of the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership.
He is a past board member of Hamilton Medical Center.
He is a member and past president of the Dalton Education Foundation.
He is a trustee for the Dalton State College Foundation.
He is a former Chairman of the Dalton Whitfield Chamber of Commerce.
He is a past Director of the Hardwick Bank and Trust Company.
He is a past Director and President for Habitat for Humanity.
He is a director of GEEARS, a statewide board for promoting early childhood education.
Accolades: Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year (1995)
Dalton Rotary Club Lee Arrendale Vocational Excellence Award (2011)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award (2012)
Rotary Guardian Ethics Award (2013)
Induction into the Northwest Georgia Business Hall of Fame (2013)
Mayor Pennington serves as a liaison for the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Management Authority , the City of Dalton Finance and Administration Committee, the Dalton-Whitfield Joint Economic Development Authority, the City of Dalton Building Authority and the City of Dalton Pension Board.
Mayor Pennington is known as an outspoken advocate for fiscal discipline at all levels of government.
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Denise Wood, Councilwoman Ward One: Ms. Denise Wood graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry with Distinction.
She began to serve in January 2008 as the first woman ever elected to the Dalton City Council. She is the Senior Director of Mohawk Industries' Corporate Environmental Services Department, where she serves in a leadership role for many regional and statewide organizations. She is the widow of Terry Q. Wood, and the proud mother of Matt, Heather, Heidi, Eric, and Amie, and the adoring Bubbie to her granddaughter Olivia.
Ms. Wood serves as a liaison for the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Dalton Housing Authority, is the Chair of the Solid Waste Management Authority, and a City Board member of the Community Development Corporation, the Dalton/Whitfield Land Bank Authority, and Keep Dalton/Whitfield Beautiful.
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J. Richard “Dick” Lowrey, Councilman Ward Two: Mr. Lowrey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from LaGrange College and went on to Boston College for 1-year post graduate work. He was elected to the Council in 2005 and now serves as Mayor Pro-Tem. Mr. Lowrey is married to Jean Smith Lowrey and has a daughter, Kristen.
He serves as a liaison for the Airport Authority, Downtown Dalton Development Authority, Public Works Committee and the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee.
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George Sadosuk, Ward Three: Mr. Sadosuk received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Susquehanna University and a MBA from Brenau University. Sadosuk began to serve the Ward Three constituents in January, 2008. Mr. Sadosuk is married to Betty and has three children: Greg, Andrea and Douglas. They are the proud grandparents to: Lindsey, Ashlyn, Austin, Matthew and Kara.
Mr. Sadosuk serves as a liaison for the Pension Board, Public Safety Commission, Public Works Committee and Technology Committee.
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Gary Crews, Councilman Ward Four:
Mr. Crews, a local business man and Realtor, began to serve the council in May of 2010. He is married to Kimberly and they are the proud parents of John and Kara.
Mr. Crews is the council's liaison to The Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center and The Dalton Downtown Development Authority.
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