What’s Up Dunwoody’s history with Heyward…
Heyward was the first community leader to reach out to us and basically say, “I like what you guys are doing with Whats Up Dunwoody, let’s chat about it”. Neither Matt or I had ever met him prior and we were probably only 3 or 4 episodes into our podcast at that point so the fact that our backyard podcast got anyone’s attention was a big deal. We met at Marlow’s Tavern, had a few beers and hit it off instantly. He’s tipped us off to some of our best guests (himself being one of them) and we can definitely attribute some of our success here in Dunwoody to his initial thumbs up! So we are both very excited he’s running for council.
Heyward will be up against another great candidate, Joe Seconder, so we wish both of these guys the best. And remember, District 2 is AT-LARGE, so that means ALL of Dunwoody can vote for them! Send any debate suggestions to email@example.com (drinking speed chess has already been suggested)
Official press release…
Heyward Wescott has served on several boards, committees and served in various volunteer roles within the community. One of the most visible organizations he has been a part of is the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. As a founding member, he currently serves on the board of directors and served as Chair of the board in 2017.
“The success of businesses in our community is very important to the quality of life in Dunwoody”.
During his term as chair, he focused on collaboration with other local Chambers.
“Collaboration is important for all neighboring communities. We share many common goals.”
Most recently, Heyward worked with others to help create the Dunwoody Police Foundation, which launched at the 2019 Dunwoody 4th of July parade. He has served as Vice-Chair of the Dunwoody Planning Commission. In addition, prior to city hall moving to its new location on Ashford Dunwoody Road (which coincided with new branding), Heyward lead a group of fellow graphic designers in Dunwoody to offer city council a new logo at no cost to the taxpayers. The project was intended to replace an original logo that was hindered by a cost of $130K. The City Council adopted Heyward’s logo and it can be seen on all the new city branding.
“We now can move forward with wayfinding and directional signage within our city.”
Heyward has helped lead the conversation regarding code updates for Dunwoody Village. When Hickory house closed, he placed a sign in front of it that said “Anything but a bank”. He recognized the challenges within the established overlay district.
“The overlay has served this community well for many years, and it is time for evolution that meets the needs of Dunwoody’s future. We need less asphalt and more green space.”
Heyward has been married to his wife Kristen for over two decades and together have raised their two daughters Georgia and Cameron in our great city of Dunwoody for the past 22 years. He has owned and operated his business Custom Signs Today for 22 years in midtown Atlanta.
Heyward looks forward to serving and representing the citizens of Dunwoody.