Satisfy the Other Mayors: Pat Vaughn, Powder Springs
Metro Atlanta comprises 60-plus metropolitan areas every month we introduce one town and it is mayor.
At work since 2004, Vaughn brags about Powder Springs’ recent progress: The southwestern Cobb County town of 14,500 straddles the Silver Comet Trail and it has prettified its historic downtown. Vaughn, 67, owns a house management company and attempts to keep her part-time mayoral gig (pay: $1,500 per month) from being full-time-but never succeeds.
What’s inside a name “The first settlers came looking for gold, plus they discovered seven springs utilized by the Creek and Cherokee. Water from all of these springs contained minerals that switched the nearby sand black like gunpowder. For this reason we’re referred to as Powder Springs.”
Parks and rec “We opened up up our straight line park, which runs near the Silver Comet Trail. This summer time, we’re likely to open a brand new waterpark. Its not all city has that.”
Hometown favorite “The people, the little-town feel. Guess what happens our mantra is? ‘We’re sufficiently small to understand you, big enough for everyone you.’ It’s an urban area where individuals still arrived at City Hall to pay for water bill.”