061 - Mayor Denny Shortal from Dunwoody City Hall

061 – Mayor Denny Shortal from Dunwoody City Hall
January 4, 2019 Matt and Justin

Show notes:

The first of 3 episodes in which we talk with Dunwoody Mayor, Dennis Shortal.

Mayor Shortal tells us about his upbringing in Missouri, his college days, his time with the Marines in North Vietnam, his career as a pilot for Eastern and Northwest airlines, and his entrance into the world of Dunwoody politics.

In this episode, Mayor Shortal talks about the progress Dunwoody has made since becoming a city 10 years ago. As he likes to say, his goal as mayor is to improve the quality of life for everyone in all parts of Dunwoody. That means tackling traffic, paving, police, parks, and all sorts of other things.

Paving Topics:

  • Every single road in Dunwoody has been rated
  • The worst are being paved first
  • The city is paving roads on a long-term plan, working through all roads
  • http://www.dunwoodyga.gov/index.php?section=departments_public_works_paving


The mayor also talked briefly about the GDOT’s plan to possibly add raised lanes in 285. Entry and exit points for the project are currently under discussion.


This show is sponsored by Village Orthodontics,  for unsurpassed orthodontic treatment in a compassionate, friendly, patient focused environment, visit Village-Ortho.com.

About the show: A weekly Dunwoody podcast from Matthew Weber, real estate agent, business owner and Clubhouse Manager at Dunwoody North Driving Club and Justin Dike, app/web developer, founder of PoolDues.com (a pool member billing software and check in app) and social director at the Georgetown Recreation Club. We are just 2 regular guys talking about Dunwoody. Topics include restaurants, events, police blotter, and anything covered on our What’s Up Dunwoody Facebook Page and conversations borrowed from our Dunwoody Area Restaurant Review Facebook Group.

To contact both Matt and Justinemail contact@whatsupdunwoody.com.

Selling or buying a home in the Atlanta area? Contact Matt the REALTOR and the Dogwood Team at matthewweber@kw.com.

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