ABOUT HEYWARD

Heyward Wescott has been a Dunwoody homeowner for over two decades. Heyward and his wife Kristen are proud to be going on 26 years of marriage. They have two wonderful daughters who have gone through the DeKalb County public schools and are currently in college at the University of Georgia and the University of the Arts. Heyward has lived in Atlanta since 1979 and attended Paideia High School, Georgia State University and The Portfolio Center. Heyward has been in the sign industry for over 26 years. Embracing his entrepreneurial spirit, Custom Signs Today was launched in 1997 on Peachtree St. in Midtown Atlanta and still operates today.

Heyward and Kristen moved to Dunwoody in 1997, and unfortunately lost their home in a tornado six months later. Heyward then moved his family to Dunwoody Club Forest, where they reside to this day. Heyward has been highly engaged in the community ever since. Below are just some of the highlights of Heyward’s community involvement:

  • Helped start the Dunwoody Police Foundation (2019)
  • Serves on the Create Dunwoody Arts Council to bring public art to Dunwoody (Current)
  • Past Vice-Chair of the Dunwoody Planning Commission
  • Past Chair of the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber (2016-2017)
  • Lead the rebranding effort for the city of Dunwoody’s new logo (2017)
  • Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber board member (current)
  • No Kid Hungry Society Co-Chair (current)
  • GLASS (Georgians for Local Area School Systems) board
  • DunwoodyParents.org, Steering committee (2015)
  • Dunwoody Homeowners Association, Vice President
  • Dunwoody Soap Box Derby founding board member (2009)
  • Donated and organized the Lemonade Days dunk tank to raise over $3000 for the Dunwoody Preservation Trust
  • Dunwoody Kiwanis Club, Past President
  • Kingsley Swim & Racquet Club Past President and Board of Directors (for more than five years, where he helped raise a new clubhouse)

Heyward’s personal interests include ALTA tennis, where he captained two teams and proudly displays his two bag tags, deep-sea fishing and world travel.