Nick Palumbo

Nick Palumbo

Alderman District 4 - City of Savannah

Nick Palumbo was elected to the Savannah City Council in 2019 and serves as the 4th District Alderman for the City of Savannah which stretches from Victory Drive all the way to the Vernon River. In 2021, Palumbo led the City of Savannah in the creation of the first sustainable to-go cup program in the United States, diverting tens of thousands of single use plastics out of our environment and was subsequently granted the Georgia Water Coalition’s prestigious ‘Clean 13’ award. In addition, Palumbo led the Savannah City Council to pass the landmark 100% Clean Energy Pledge, setting the City’s trajectory toward 100% clean and renewable energy consumption citywide by 2035.

Prior to his election, he served as the President of the Ardsley Park/Chatham Crescent Neighborhood Association where he led the neighborhood in several pioneering efforts including the creation of Savannah’s Conservation District. Following this effort, he was honored with the Lee and Emma Adler Award for Preservation Advocacy by the Historic
Savannah Foundation. Jane Fishman of the Savannah Morning News describes Nick as Savannah’s “cherubic, hope-filled, and steady-as-he goes Alderman.” Nick is passionate about improving public safety for Savannah, improving infrastructure, as well as promoting bikeability and walkability, and sustainability.

Before moving to Savannah, Palumbo served as a Special Agent in the United States Foreign Service where he traveled abroad ensuring the safety of American diplomatic policy overseas. During his service he was decorated with the Meritorious Honor Award for service rendered at US Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. Before traveling the globe, he served as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer with the U.S. Park Police in Washington, DC. Alderman Palumbo was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Alabama, as well as a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Armstrong State University.

He lives with his wife Kristen and their five rescue pets in a bungalow in Chatham Crescent where they own and operate a small pet care business together. When he’s not working you’re most likely to find him out working in the garden, or hitting Savannah’s trails on his custom electric bike.

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