December 06, 2017
The Johns Creek City Council voted unanimously to reallocate fellow Councilmember Cori Davenport’s entire four-year city salary to the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation, at her request.
As a result, the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that supports Johns Creek police officers and firefighters in their time of need, will receive $60,000. This also marks the largest single donation the organization has received in its 9-year history.
“This is one of the most important and heartwarming charitable acts I have ever witnessed or had the privilege to be a part of,” said Mayor Pro Tem Steve Broadbent and Chairman of the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation. “Cori is one of the most giving persons you will ever meet, and her generosity will go a long way in helping our first responders when they face personal emergencies and are in need of assistance.”
Davenport was elected to the Johns Creek City Council in 2013 and declined to accept any salary with the intent of donating it to the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation at the outset. However, there was not a precedent for such an act and a variety of other factors combined to delay the reallocation of her salary. Johns Creek City Council positions are part-time and earn an annual salary of $15,000.
Davenport, who made a decision to not run for a second term, continued to work with the City Staff to find a way to reallocate her salary. With all legal, financial, and administration requirements fully met, the City Council voted to move forward with Davenport’s request, which she participated in with the final vote of her four-year term on the Johns Creek City Council.
For more information about the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation please visit their website