Margot Ashley is president of SafetySmart Lilburn, a nonprofit with the mission of making Lilburn the safest community in Georgia. A nurse by profession, Ashley has lived in Lilburn with her husband, David, since 1982. She took time this week to sit down with Patch to talk about our community and what SafetySmart is doing to make it a safer place.
Patch: For those who don’t know what SafetySmart Lilburn is, what’s your mini-elevator speech on the organization?
Ashley: SafetySmart Lilburn started in July 2010. (Then-Lilburn Police Chief) John Davidson was starting neighborhood watches in his free time, and he formed a committee to help grow that. We realized there are only 11,000 people in the city, and crime doesn’t stop at city limits, so we expanded it to include the whole 30047 ZIP code.