Cara Schroeder is a long-time Tucker resident and local business owner. For more than 30 years Cara has served in executive leadership roles guiding non- profit businesses to meet and exceed their fundraising and staff development goals. In 2008 she founded Schroeder Resources offering non-profit organizations proven and focused fundraising services.
Cara’s involvement in the Tucker community is well-known. She served as a board member of the Tucker Civic Association where she created the first Parks/Greenspace subcommittee and began the “Rivers Alive” clean up movement, picking up many bags of trash from Tucker waterways. She has also served as Vice President with the Friends of Tucker Parks, co-chaired the Henderson Park trail building along with Friends of Henderson Park, and was a founding member of the Henderson Park Community Garden.
As the city of Tucker movement took off, Cara became a tremendous advocate for the organization of the city at all levels. She promoted the opportunity to become a city to her neighbors, community members, and to the many volunteers involved with the parks. Once voters approved the creation of the city of Tucker, Cara was first to raise her hand to help make our city a better place to live.
In 2016 Cara was appointed to the first Tucker Community Council where she chaired the group from 2016 to 2018. In 2020 she was appointed to the city of Tucker Planning Committee. This board makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on all proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Map or the Comprehensive Plan text or maps.
In 2018 Cara received the Park Pride annual Inspiration Award honoring her leadership to inspire others to expand and improve our public parks. Her dedication and hard work on behalf of Tucker was recognized by the city in 2020, when Cara was honored as Tucker’s Citizen of the Month.
As Cara often says, “The city of Tucker is a great place to live and, while still in its infancy, is organized around many important plans that have given us a road map to accomplish so much more.” Cara has devoted much of her time over the last decade to the city. As a member of the Tucker City Council, Cara will continue to focus her energies and commitments to ensuring Tucker remains a great city for everyone to live, work, and play.
Cara lives with her husband, Michael, in Tucker District 2 off Brockett Road. They spend many hours hiking at Henderson Park, as well as other Tucker parks. We are fortunate to have a leader like Cara in Tucker. Her experience with the Community Council and the Planning Commission will be an enormous asset to the Tucker City Council. Cara cares for Tucker!