Chris Coughlin moved to Johns Creek in 2009 for the same reasons you probably did - safety, family friendliness, great schools, and diverse culture. However, after reviewing the decisions of the elected body, Chris encouraged the city to use data-driven decision making to make effective policy. Guided by data, cost‐benefit analyses, and novel best practices, Chris sought to be an example of how science can be more powerful than money. While Johns Creek elected officials commonly spend over $30k to $80k to get elected, he chose to show how it could be done using only 10% of their spending. Essentially, using data to do more for less.
After being elected, Chris has applied this viewpoint to ensure that the residents are getting the most value for their tax dollars, while ensuring the city maintains its greatest asset, a high quality of life. Chris’ resident-first priorities have focused primarily around fiscal responsibility, government efficiency, utilization of novel, technology-based traffic solutions, and protecting our parks and schools. See the Accomplishments tab of some of the progress over the past two years since being elected.