My Vision

Thank you for electing me as your District 2 Doraville City Council Member.  My priorities in office are: 

  • Improving the city’s zoning and permitting processes in order to (1) attract more residents, (2) make  it easier for businesses catering to those residents to open (3) encourage companies moving to Metro Atlanta to choose our city as their location.

  • Updating the city’s codes so that they are easily enforceable and understood – by both homeowners and businesses, as well as by enforcement officers.

  • Clamping down on unscrupulous landlords who allow their properties to fall into disrepair, allow unsafe living conditions to develop, and who do not pay their fair share of taxes.

  • Integrating new developments like Assembly (on the old GM site) and Nexus (located just outside the perimeter) into our city.

  • Partnering with Chamblee, Brookhaven and Dunwoody to ensure that Doraville is an active and valued participant in the “Gateway Partnership” initiative.

Our city has a plan – the Design Doraville 20-Year Comprehensive Plan. I am going to work with other council members to implement it!

Thanks for your support in the recent election – I’m looking forward to serving you as one of your newest council members.


About Joseph

Joseph, B.J., and Belle at home

Joseph Geierman (pronounced “Guy-er-mun”) has lived in Doraville’s Northwoods neighborhood since 2001. He has been actively engaged with the community for much of that time  – most recently in his roles as the president of NANA (the Northwoods Area Neighborhood Association) and serving on the city’s Planning Commission.

Joseph has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz and a Master’s degree in Building Construction and Facility Management from Georgia Tech. He has worked at the law firm Troutman Sanders since 2009, where he is Director of Real Estate and Facilities. He has also served as president of both the International Facility Management Association’s Atlanta chapter, as well as its Legal Industry Council.

A native of Southern California, Joseph lives with his husband, B.J. Abbott, and their dog Belle.