Re-Elect Ed Rieker for Mayor, City of Avondale Estates

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the Mayor of Avondale Estates. After reviewing the progress and seeing the positive momentum we have built over the last several years, I have made the decision to seek a second term as Mayor. I am excited about the future prospects of our city and, with your continued support, I would like to remain as your Mayor for the next four years.

By working as a team, we have accomplished many positive achievements that have improved the quality of life in Avondale Estates. It does take responsible, persistent team effort to make positive changes within a governmental structure. During the last three years I have worked well with two different Board of Mayor and Commissioners, the City Manager and our community.

Some of the city's major accomplishments during my first term as mayor were:

  • Hired Clai Brown as City Manager, who has made a tremendous impact on the day-to-day management of the city
  • Supported the founding of the Museum School of Avondale Estates
  • Despite the difficult economy, successfully navigated Avondale's financial polices to greatly enhance the financial condition of the city
  • Invested in the development of the city by funding the position of City Planner and Community Development Officer
  • Refurbished Lake Avondale
  • Supported existing and new businesses in the city by establishing business friendly policies
  • Annexed the Fender/Dunlap property into the city while developing a positive reputation with real estate professionals and the development community
  • Supported public safety by funding a new position of Investigator in our police force

Again, I would like to be very clear that these are not my personal accomplishments, but the work that we have all done together as a team including the BOMC, the City Manager, city staff, city boards and as an entire community.Looking ahead to the next four years there is much more I believe we can do together as a team to continue to ensure that we build and maintain a sound, open and caring city government that provides safety, a sense of belonging, and opportunities for us to grow together in our community.

I am seeking your help in this effort. I hope that you will vote for me on November 8th as your Mayor.

As always I welcome your comments and questions. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 404-292-1833 or I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,

Ed Rieker 

Mayor, City of Avondale Estates

© Ed Rieker 2011