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Key Principle

Small, efficient, disciplined government with accountability

Terry Nall is a Certified Public Accountant and financial services executive for global service firms, and currently serves as Head of Financial Services for Infosys McCamish Systems, LLC, a USA subsidiary of Infosys, Ltd. Terry is married to Donna Cannady Nall and has been a resident of Dunwoody’s Vernon North neighborhood since 1998. Donna and Terry have a son, Adam, a graduate of Dunwoody schools and Kennesaw State University, and daughter Rory, a graduate of Dunwoody schools and Georgia State University. Donna and Terry are proud to have had both children attend Dunwoody public schools: Austin Elementary; Peachtree Charter Middle School and Dunwoody High School. Donna served on and chaired parent councils and charter councils at each school. 

Terry Nall is a graduate of Wake Forest University. He went on to earn his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certifications. Terry is passionate about the success of Dunwoody, having served two terms (eight years) as a member of the Dunwoody City Council.

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Community Advocacy

Terry Nall has a long record of community advocacy and service to the City of Dunwoody. While Terry is passionate about any cause that enhances the lives of Dunwoodians, below are a few examples of his leadership and advocacy accomplishments:

  • Elder and Human Resources Chair, as well as multiple, successive terms as Clerk of Session for Saint Luke’s Presbyterian Church
  • Personal Fitness Merit Badge Leader, Boy Scout Troop 764 (Eagle Scout, as is son, Adam)
  • Tartan Trot 5K/10K fundraiser for Youth missions at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church
  • Recent three-year Board member of the national Presbyterian Church (USA) Investment & Loan Program
  • Helped create the inaugural Dunwoody Police Foundation
  • Annual shuttle bus driver for Dunwoody Nature Center Butterfly Festival
  • Regularly engage with and support community, neighborhood, and small group organizations including Dunwoody Homeowners Association, Village Mill ROMEOs and Strawberry Festival, the BP Think Tank, Saturday Panera Breakfast Club, Berman Commons talent show judging, Congregation Ariel anniversary celebration, Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Dunwoody Senior Baseball, Spruill Arts Artistic Affair, Dunwoody Nature Center Monarchs and Margaritas, Community Assistance Center, Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays, Light Up Dunwoody, Lemonade Days, and many other wonderful reasons we have A Better Dunwoody
  • Inaugural supporter of Georgians for Local Area School Systems (GLASS) and actively engaged in efforts to gain local control of Dunwoody schools
  • Organized fundraising campaign to replace stolen archery equipment at Chesnut ES
  • Worked with DeKalb County School District to save the Wildcat Pride gazebo when new trailers planned for Dunwoody High School in Summer 2018 threatened to tear down the gazebo
  • Supported the Peachtree Charter Council to preserve and ensure the PCMS Charter renewal in 2016
  • Successfully lobbied DCSD BOE to adopt a dual accreditation path via Georgia Accrediting Commission due to the “probation” status to SACS accreditation
  • Meet regularly with elected parent Advisory Councils and other school support groups to hear the concerns and needs of each local school from ES-MS-HS
  • Serve on Eagle Scout Boards of Review across multiple troops and districts
  • Participate in monthly Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce events
  • Support the monthly Community Bike Ride at the starting line
  • Annual volunteer for the Dunwoody Woman’s Club Home Tour, which raises funds for their valuable community projects

Why I Am Running

It is time to bring back a CPA to Dunwoody City Council with experience as both a former City Council member and a financial services professional. We as a city need to rebuild a solid financial foundation for the future, and my experience is needed now more than ever. 

Dunwoody has grown in popularity due to our prior fiscally responsible investments in high-quality amenities. The pandemic downturn impacted city finances, so we now need experienced leadership to build a sustainable path to protect our reputation as the best place to live, work and play.

Dunwoody is a community hungry for expanded parks, trails, connectivity, safety, and a refresh of Dunwoody Village with vibrancy while completing our unfinished projects and promises from before the pandemic. I am eager to take this step and excited for the possibilities that will unfold from my proven leadership.

The top priorities I will lead for District 1 include:

  • Dunwoody Village: Establish the long-awaited “Town Green” in Dunwoody Village to make the Village a memory-making destination to enjoy food, drinks and music from quality restaurants while the kids play in a green space. It is time to make this a reality.
  • Parks Improvements: Establish a sustainable funding plan to support parks programs, parks maintenance and capital improvements at our community gems, including Dunwoody Nature Center and Dunwoody Cultural Arts Center. Plus complete the build-out of four park sites, which includes District 1’s old Austin Elementary School and Perimeter Center Park.
  • Connectivity: Accelerate connectivity projects of trails and sidewalks to fill in missing gaps at a faster pace, especially for safety along heavily traveled roads, such as District 1’s Dunwoody Club Drive and school routes due to the relocation of Austin Elementary School.
  • Safety: Increase public safety by stepping up the retention and recruitment efforts for Dunwoody Police with funding and support to overcome the new challenges experienced by law enforcement and restore Dunwoody PD as the “police agency of choice.”

As a Scout leader, I teach the belief of leaving our space better than we found it. This belief reflects my lifelong passion for public service and is centered in Dunwoody. I love this community and how it has benefited our family. My kids know Dunwoody as a wonderful community growing up with memories that improved with each year. My daily focus is ensuring others have this same opportunity with their families. Working together, we will make it happen.

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