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Indian-American Dilip Tunki announces bid for Johns Creek City Council post

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Atlanta, GA, September 30, 2019: Indian-American Dilip Tunki, a resident of Johns Creek area for the past 19 years, is running for the city’s Council Post 2.

Twenty-five years of business experience with engineering and management educational background are the core foundation for his business acumen, reads his bio on his website. “His expertise in corporate leadership, governance, project management, operations, finance, engineering and community-based leadership will ensure that key decisions will be made for our city to encompass the growth and long-term plan for the entire community,” it adds.

Tunki has insight into the City of Johns Creek through Leadership Johns Creek, Citizens Fire Academy and Citizens Police Academy. For the past three years he has been on School Governance Council for Chattahoochee High School, where he was instrumental in building a commercial grade greenhouse to enhance students educational experience through practical application. He has been a member of Johns Creek Construction Board of Appeals for over two years.

During the Leadership Johns Creek program project work, he was able to positively contribute toward providing a long-term solution to allow for the sustainability, maintenance and upkeep of the Autrey Mill Preserve’s Butterfly Garden, Heritage Garden and new Goat Farm. In addition, a permanent watering solution for both gardens and goat farm, drip irrigation system for butterfly garden and water pump installation to feed heritage garden and goat farm were implemented.

Dilip Tunki with his family.

He has been serving on the board of Shelter of Love (www.theshelteroflove.com) as a treasurer from 2017, it is a nonprofit organization established to serve as an advocate against domestic violence. Their mission is to support victims, educate the community and provide preventative information as it relates to domestic violence.

Tunki has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, master’s in environmental engineering and an MBA in finance from Georgia State University.

A competitor through and through, Tunki has completed several big hikes – summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, base camp of Mount Everest in Nepal, Mount Elbert in Colorado and hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim.  He avidly plays recreational tennis and has also run a few half marathons.

He has been married to Padma for 23 years and together they have a daughter Sindhu, who recently graduated from Chattahoochee High School and is a freshman at the University of Georgia.

More information about Tunki is available on his website, http://tunkiforjc.com/.

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