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Hospitality and Tourism board wants Hawks player to join
by Savannah Weeks
October 25, 2012 06:03 PM | 2032 views | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism Board may have a famous member if Atlanta Hawks player Zaza Pachulia would like a position on the board.

Kym Hughes, the board’s executive director, said she wanted to reach out to Pachulia because he is a Sandy Springs resident who owns hotels in his native country of Georgia.

The board has talked about adding a new board member in recent months.

“Zaza lives in Sandy Springs and will be a free agent after his contract ends in 2013. The only thing is, I don’t know how to get in touch with him,” said Hughes.

Board member Bruce Alterman agreed that Pachulia could be a great asset to the board.

“He could give us some great ideas in terms of international travel,” said Alterman. “I think you just have to ask questions first. Can he attend the number of required meetings and so forth?”

In other news, city financial analyst Michael Heiter reported on the board’s financial status as of the end of September.

Heiter said the board had gained $1.1 million or 28 percent of their budgeted revenues for fiscal 2013.

Heiter said this number was a little ahead, but Hughes said this amount was typical in past years.

Expenditures were right on budget target, according to Heiter.

The board deferred a motion on passing a lease renewal agreement after Alterman caught that the common area maintenance fee was much more expensive this year than last year at $962 per month. Last year’s fee was $1,538 for the year, or about $130 per month.

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