The governing authority of Peachtree City is the Mayor and City Council, consisting of five elected members who serve 4-year terms. While all five members are elected at large (serving the entire city), all must reside within Peachtree City. At their first meeting each calendar year the Mayor Pro-Tem is selected by the City Council.
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151 Willowbend Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Council Member - Post 1
Phil was elected to his first term on City Council in November 2015. Phil has lived in Peachtree City since 1991. He has volunteered as a coach for the J.C. Booth Middle School Science Olympiad, Peachtree City Youth Soccer and Peachtree City Youth Basketball organizations. He has served on the Brookfield Homeowner’s Association, the Peachtree City Needs Assessment Committee, and the Peachtree City Planning Commission. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University.
Growing up in Lakeland, Florida, Phil began his aviation career with Piper Aircraft. This path continued with various positions at Eastern and Delta Airlines. In 1994, Phil formed Routine Maintenance, a remodeling repair company. Soon he teamed up with his brother, Paul, to expand this business. Several years later the brothers founded Routine Holdings, an investment company based in Peachtree City.
Phil and his wife, Lali, live in Braelinn Village and attend Southside Church. They are both committed to their three children who are all grown, happy, and healthy.
Favorite things about Peachtree City: I am thankful to be living where so many families have the same values and appreciation for our planned community. Living in Peachtree City is like being at a resort where the abundant amenities, including recreation, low crime, golf courses and golf cart paths, all contribute to our quality of life and the sense of community found in Peachtree City.
Council Member - Post 3
Council Member Kevin Madden was elected to City Council Post 3 in 2017, and was sworn into his first term of office on January 4, 2018. He has been married for 35 years to Kim, a Fayette County teacher, and they have three sons. The Maddens have been residents of Peachtree City since 1997, and their boys all attended Fayette County schools.
Madden attended St. John’s University School of Education, in New York, where he volunteered in a program to help bring underprivileged children to grade level in reading skills. After leaving college, Madden coached his CYO basketball team of 17-18 year olds, to two consecutive division playoffs. He continuously participated in his community’s sports programs with his sons and was a certified baseball, soccer, and hockey coach in Fayette County.
Since joining the air cargo industry in 1972, Madden has been involved in export transportation sales and operations, managing branches in New York City, Rochester, and Miami. He transferred to Georgia in 1995 and in 1998 started his own business, Global Airlift Services, where he continues to serve as its chief executive officer. Madden has served on the board of the “Atlanta Air Cargo Association” as treasurer, vice president, president, and chair.
In Peachtree City, Kevin has served as the vice president and the president of the Kiwanis Golden K Club. He is a lector and Eucharistic minister at Holy Trinity Church. However, his main passions are history and politics.
Favorite things about Peachtree City: Our wonderful recreational opportunities and our superior sports venues.
Council Member - Post 4
Terry Ernst was elected to City Council Post 4 in 2013. He has lived in Peachtree City since 1989 and is retired from both the United States Army and the Peachtree City Police Department.
Terry has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University in St. Augustine, Florida. He has also completed numerous business and management courses while serving with the Army and the Police Department.
Terry and his wife, Joan, who is also a retired Army officer and retired nurse, have enjoyed living in Peachtree City since 1990. Their son, Tony, and their two grandchildren also reside in Peachtree City. Terry also has a daughter, Ami, who lives in Terry's hometown of Sioux City, Iowa.
Terry is currently the president of the Peachtree City Optimist Club, a member of the American Legion, and a member of the Peachtree City Christian Church.
Favorite things about Peachtree City: Being an avid golfer, Terry loves living in a golf community. He also loves the village concept of the City, the friendliness of the citizens here, and all the special events held each year in our great community.
The Mayor and Council meet on the first and third Thursdays each month, 6:300 p.m., at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road.
In their policy-making capacity, the City Council is authorized to perform the following functions: