The Town Center CID (TCCID) announced today that Kelly Keappler has been elected as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. A board member since 2006, Keappler served as Vice Chairman of the TCCID Board of Directors since 2010 and as Chairman of the Quality of Life Committee and a member of both the Infrastructure and Overhead committees.
“During the past 11 years of serving on the board, Kelly has contributed immensely to the vision and growth of the TCCID, as well as to the Town Center community itself. He brings a wealth of development knowledge, experience and energy to the table as chairman. Kelly has played a key role in developing our long-term plans and goals for the future and I am confident he will lead the CID board in achieving them all,” said Tracy Rathbone, Executive Director.
Keappler succeeds Mason Zimmerman, who was the previous Chairman of the Board for the TCCID. A founder and board member of the organization for 20 years, Zimmerman is transitioning to Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the newly formed Town Center Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit which will continue to further the vision of the Town Center community.
“Mason was an inspiration to the board, constantly bringing new, forward-thinking ideas and raising the level of accomplishment of the TCCID. His contributions helped shaped this community into what it is today and we are grateful for his contributions,” said Keappler.
Keappler is currently the President of Quintus Development—a leading developer, builder and manager of quality apartment homes throughout the Southeast—where he leads all property acquisitions and construction. Prior to joining Quintus in 1996, he served as an account executive at Warner-Lambert in Plains, New Jersey.
Keappler has been a member of the Cobb County Airport Advisory Board for the past eight years, serving as chairman in 2015. He is also active in the Council for Quality Growth and a member of the National Association of Home Builders and National Multi Housing Council. Keappler holds a Georgia real estate license and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Human Relations from the University of Georgia.
Commenting on his new position, Keappler said, “I am excited to have been elected as chairman by the board. Having rolled out the Skip Spann Connector, the first CID bike share program in Georgia and a new brand all in the last year, the Town Center CID is at an exciting place in its evolution. I look forward to working with the board and our talented team to build on the success we have achieved to date.”
About the Town Center CID
Founded in 1997, the Town Center CID is dedicated to the betterment of the Town Center area through transportation infrastructure, safety improvements, beautification and other projects that enhance property value by increasing interest and investment in the community. The Town Center CID utilizes funds from voluntary commercial real estate taxes to implement its projects. For more information, please visit www.towncentercid.com.