January 10, 2014
Ivan Figueroa, Johns Creek Post 4 City Council member, is resigning the seat he has held since the City was founded in 2006. His resignation is effective Feb. 1.
Figueroa said he is resigning to move to South Georgia for personal and business reasons. Figueroa was one of the original seven officials elected in the City's first election. He was re-elected twice.
"I look back on my tenure on the City Council with a measure of pride," Figueroa said. "We accomplished a lot over the past seven years. From scratch, we started up a new City, the 10th largest in Georgia. It's become one of the most efficient and cost-effective in the country. That's a huge achievement. But it's time for me to move on to a new phase of my life."
Mayor Mike Bodker said Figueroa played an essential role in the City's successes.
"Council member Figueroa was part of the team that laid the foundation for our City. His list of accomplishments is a long and impressive," Bodker said. "His years of service, both on Council and for many years prior, in both our schools and community organizations, have had a positive and enduring impact on Johns Creek. I know I join with our Council, staff and citizens when I wish future success to Ivan and his family."
Figueroa was the first member of the Johns Creek City Council to receive a Georgia Municipal Association Certificate of Recognition for advanced training. He was appointed in 2011 to the state Workforce Investment Board by Gov. Nathan Deal. Figueroa has served on the board of directors for Senior Services North Fulton, Isakson-Alpharetta YMCA, Johns Creek Symphony and Performing Arts North.
A strong believer in parental support of public education, Figueroa has served as Team Manager for Destination Imagination, a teens' creativity group at Chattahoochee High School.
Figueroa's term ends in 2015. The City Council next will consider a resolution calling for a special election to fill the unexpired terms of Council posts 4 and 6.