Leslie was first elected to the Chamblee City Council in 2007. Since taking office she has been devoted to becoming a knowledgeable and well-learned public servant and has attended over 260+ hours of credit in state and local government policy and practices seminars sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association and conducted by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.
In addition to fulfilling her duties as an elected official Leslie is proud to serve as a Chamblee Downtown Development Authority board member and was instrumental in its founding. She is an active member in the Huntley Hills Neighborhood Association and is a Neighborhood Watch block captain.
Leslie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania into a military family and spent the first eight years of her life on several different bases in the US and abroad until the family was finally transferred to North Carolina where she grew up, attending St. Mary’s School, Goldsboro High School, and East Carolina University.
Leslie and her husband Jim have been residents of Huntley Hills in Chamblee since 1996. She received her associate’s degree in environmental horticulture from North Metro Tech in 1999. Upon graduating, she formed her present company, Dragonfly Landscapes & Gardens, a residential landscape design/build firm.