To a fourth-generation Hapeville resident like Hallman, this growing Fulton County city of 6,600—with the world’s busiest airport and Porsche’s new North American headquarters next door—is a contrast to the sleepy town it used to be. Hallman, a father of two who co-owns a security systems company, has held the part-time mayor’s position since 2003, having won four contested elections.
Atlanta’s at our front door, and the airport’s at our back door. And we’re sandwiched by I-75 on one side and I-85 on the other.
It’s pretty cool to see a bunch of Porsches driving around town at lunchtime. Porsche and others like that are starting to invest their dollars in Hapeville.
Secret to staying mayor
We’re trying to do a lot of beautification efforts—streetscape projects, adding some water features around town—to keep Hapeville looking fresh.
On his $700 monthly pay
That doesn’t even buy the Rolaids.
This article originally appeared in our May 2016 issue.