David Potts: A Passion for Community
Dec 1, 2022
Dec 1, 2022
Oakbridge co-founding principal, David Potts, is not one to sit still. Besides his busy schedule managing the company’s Woodstock, Georgia office, David has a long history of serving the local community. A second-term City Council member, he is a tireless promoter of downtown Woodstock, which is currently experiencing a decade-long renaissance.
David serves on the Downtown Development Authority Board as council liaison. He is also the owner of three other downtown businesses. He’s been named “Citizen of the Year” by his neighbors, and he helped start south Cherokee County’s nationally acclaimed bike and pedestrian trail system, Greenprints. It’s fair to say that David has devoted a significant portion of his adult life to building and strengthening community in his hometown.
What fuels David’s passion? “I love my hometown and I’ve always been an avid outdoorsman. I also love to mountain bike. We got the idea for the Greenprints Foundation in the early 2000s after seeing some great trail networks out in Colorado. What began as two national-caliber mountain bike parks, has now grown into a system of parks and trails connecting the suburban Atlanta towns of Woodstock and Canton to each other and to existing or proposed trails in northern Cobb County.”
The trail system, now under the purview of the Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department, is a key element in Woodstock’s white-hot resurgence. Downtown Woodstock attracts national attention as a model for smart, small-town growth. Home to dozens of restaurants, shops, hotels, apartments and a regional brewery, Woodstock has been named one of the “Best Places to Live” in the U.S. by Money magazine. Downtown’s current building boom includes over $150 million in development centered in the 32-acre master-planned downtown area.
Potts beams with pride when talking about the success of his community. “It’s such a great place to live. I can jump on my bike after work and be on the trails with my neighbors in a matter of minutes.” Not one to rest on his laurels, he’s reinvested in downtown, recently renovating Oakbridge’s offices in an historic downtown building to include space for community meetings and social events.
David Potts is a true reflection of Oakbridge’s community-based values and business mission. He protects his neighbors’ businesses and homes with best-in-class products and industry-leading customer service. His passion helps fuel downtown Woodstock’s thriving business community and vibrant social scene, further strengthening the community’s economic and social networks. Deeply rooted, indeed.