NORTHSIDE MAN

January Northside Man: Peyton Jamison

Peyton Jamison with wife, Megan, and children, from left, Mallory, Holden and Tripp.
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By CANDY WAYLOCK
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Northside Man: Peyton Jamison - Financial Planner, Milton City Councilman
Hometown: Roswell
City of residence: Milton
College/Degree: 2004 graduate of Auburn University (finance)
Family: Wife Megan; children, Tripp (8) Mallory (6) Holden (3)
Community Connections: Jamison is a newly elected member of the Milton City Council, president of the Crabapple Community Association and previously served as the Chairman of the Milton Planning Commission.

How did you choose North Fulton as your home?

I moved to North Fulton when I was 12 and always knew I would be back after college. North Fulton is the best place to raise a family. While I grew up in Roswell, my wife and I became business owners in Milton in 2008. We fell in love with the community so we moved to Milton in 2010 to raise our family. The top schools – both public and private – are certainly a key feature to this area, along with wonderful restaurants, a small-town feel and a top notch parks and recreation program.

What are the growth challenges facing Milton, and have city leaders done a good job balancing development and residential needs?

The majority of Milton does not have access to sewer, which helps keep our density low.  We need to continue to build out our commercial corridors (Crabapple and Deerfield) while drawing a line on keeping the density designated to those areas. Overall, the city has done a good job in balancing the needs. However there have been a handful of rezonings in the past which have extended some density to areas which I believe were unnecessary.

What inspired you to run for the Milton City Council, and what are your priorities?

As chairman of the Planning Commission I was seeing the approval of rezonings and development patterns that I believe needed to change. As a member of the council, my goals include incentivizing larger estate lot development which will reduce our residential density, continue to build out our trail network and parks and continue to invest in our infrastructure. We should also continue to build on our special events and community partnerships to help bring in people to support our small businesses.  

What do you love most about your job as a financial planner?

I love my job because it is exactly what I realized I wanted to do at a young age. I always wanted to be in the financial area. On my way to school as a child, I remember reading aloud stock quotes to my father while he was driving!

Outside the “office,” how important is community involvement?

It is extremely important.  Giving back to the community is an integral part of my life as well as my wife’s, who helps run North Fulton’s Children’s Charity program. We have always been involved with volunteering and trying to better the community in which we live. This is something we work hard on instilling in our children.

In your free time, where will find you?  

My children are involved in many sports. On Saturdays I can be found at Bell Memorial Park and North Park. I also support a lot of our local businesses and can be found in Crabapple every day. ■

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