This is Rusty Paul’s fourth Father’s Day as Sandy Springs Mayor. He and his wife, Jan, are parents of five adult children and attend Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. We caught up with Mayor Paul and asked him a few questions about his family, his father and his city.
PNL: What is your idea of a perfect Father’s Day?
RP: All five kids being home together for Daddy’s Day brunch at the house with momma, Russ and Lauren cooking. Meanwhile, Katie and Emily are trying to uncork the champagne for mimosas as Andrew makes wry, pithy commentary.
PNL: Where would you like someone to shop locally for your Father’s Day gift?
RP: Sadly, we lack a great men’s store in town, but if one of the kids quietly slipped into Sid Mashburn’s I wouldn’t be disappointed.
PNL: What is the most important thing your dad taught you?
RP: “Be honest, take responsibility for your mistakes, treat all people with dignity and respect,” Robert Paul, Oneonta, Alabama.
PNL: Sandy Springs a great place to be a dad, right?
RP: It’s a great community with great values. People care about their community and each other. We have an urban sophistication that retains its small town charm.