The City of Sugar Hill would like to say a huge “thank you” to Council Member Mike Sullivan as he steps down from his City Council seat at the end of 2017. Mike was first elected to the Sugar Hill City Council in 2006. He and his wife, Linda, have been Sugar Hill residents for nearly 20 years. They have one daughter, Alyssa, who is in the honor s program at Kennesaw State University.
Mike is a self-proclaimed geek with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He has been in the software engineering industry for over 35 years. Mike and his family have an affinity for board games which is proven by their collection of over 100 games.
Mike is heavily involved in organizations supporting youth. As a member of Kiwanis, he heads the scholarship committee for the schools that the club supports. He is also involved in Key Club at Lanier High School and Georgia’s Key-Leader program. He mentors students in the Half Hour Hero mentoring program at Sugar Hill Elementary, where he also runs a chess club. Mike is also responsible for the formation of the City’s Youth Council, which has grown into a successful model for Youth Councils across Georgia.
Mayor Steve Edwards expressed his gratitude for Mike’s service to the city saying, “Mike has been a dedicated member of the City Council for the past 12 years. We appreciate his willingness to serve our community and the significant individual contributions that Mike has added to our city. We are grateful for Mike’s dedication to involving the youth of the city and creating a thriving downtown. While his presence at the council table will be missed, we know that the legacy he left as a council member will continue.”
Mike’s seat on the City Council will be taken by Downtown Development Authority Chairman Taylor Anderson, who won the election in November after Mike decided not to run for re-election. We wish both Mike and Taylor the best of luck in the upcoming year. As for Mike, we know he will still be heavily involved in the city as he continues to work with the Youth Council and have a presence at City Council Meetings. This is definitely not a goodbye to Mike, but bittersweet none-the-less. Thank you Mike for all of your service and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for you!