Native of Conyers? Yes
Family: Wife, Andrea Bowen. Two sons, Mark, 27, and Jordan, 23. Both were born and raised in Conyers, graduated from Georgia Southern University and both work at Southern Spinal Center in Atlanta.
Education: Graduated from DeKalb College with an Associate of Arts in Business.
Achievements/Goals while in office: Maintained a financially sound budget for the City’s operation, developed a curbside recycling program to promote conservation, partnered with the PATH Foundation to establish a new trail system for bike and walking paths,completed the Green Building Ordinance to maintain building standards for energy efficiency protecting the environment, completed Phase 2 of the Big Haynes Creek Nature Center that includes additional walking trails, and completed the West Avenue Beautification project.
New goals for upcoming term? To continue the level of services that our residents receive, promote downtown and neighborhood connectivity with sidewalks and bicycle paths, create and provide more green space within the City for passive activities, continue the development of Big Haynes Creek Nature Center, provide housing and services for the senior citizens in the community through public and private ventures within the City, and continue to attract new business into the City through the Downtown Development Authority and the Main Street Program.
What Conyers should focus more on: Family should be priority, said Bowen. When parents gets more involved with their children then it leads to a better community and people get more involved into the community. "I put my family first and even had a career and job change to be home for my children. To me Conyers is a great community and vibrant community and it all comes down to people and families and that's what got me started."