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Mayor and City Council

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

Vanessa Fleisch
414 Taberon

A Peachtree City resident since 1991, Vanessa Fleisch was elected Mayor of Peachtree City in December of 2013.  In January of 2014 she was sworn in as the first woman Mayor of Peachtree City.  She is currently a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners. 

Mayor Fleisch moved to the Atlanta area in 1986 from Vineland, New Jersey to work for CNN, where she was a producer for both CNN and CNN International.  Mrs. Fleisch attended The American University in Washington, DC where she graduated from the School of International Service with a degree in International Studies.

Mayor Fleisch and her husband Michael have two sons in college: John is a Graduate Student at Georgia State University and Christian is an undergraduate at Georgia Southern University.
Favorite things about Peachtree City:  I love the sense of community that is an intrinsic part of living in Peachtree City.


Mayor Vanessa Fleisch

Phil Prebor
Council Member - Post 1
125 Chadwick Drive

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 Phil Prebor

Mike King
Council Member - Post 2
102 Highgreen Ridge

Council Member King was elected in 2013 to the unexpired term for Post 2.  Mike and Shirley moved to Peachtree City from Europe in 1987 while still on active duty with the United States Army.  Retiring from service in 1993 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Mike spent the next 20 years in the private sector, first in the commercial automotive business and later as a contractor at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.

Since retiring in 2010, Mike devotes time as a volunteer mentor to young boys at Huddleston Elementary School.  He currently serves as the Tournament Chairman for the Peachtree City Golden Golfers and is active in other civic organizations.  From time to time, he accepts opportunities to speak on his experiences as an Army Aviator during the Vietnam War.

Favorite things about Peachtree City:  Without question, the golf cart lifestyle, the friendliness of the residents, and the close-knit community.


 Council Member Mike King

Kim Learnard
Council Member - Post 3 
109 Loblolly Circle

Kim Learnard was elected in 2009 and lives in Aberdeen Village , in the Lake Peachtree neighborhood. She and her husband, Rob, moved their family to Peachtree City in 1999. Kim and Rob have two daughters who are in their twenties, and one teenage son. 

Councilwoman Learnard is an Electrical Engineer who started her career installing factory automation systems for General Motors. After ten years with GM, she founded her own technical documentation company, earned a Master's Degree in Adult Education from UGA, and today continues her career in workforce training. 

Kim and her family have enjoyed Peachtree City Recreation baseball, softball, basketball, and lacrosse. She is a distance runner who takes full advantage of Peachtree City's renowned multi-use paths. In fact, she credits running for her move here: after running the Peachtree City Classic in 1998, she drove home to Alpharetta and told her husband that Peachtree City was where they should live. A year later, they sold their Alpharetta home, packed up the family, and moved.  

Favorite things about Peachtree City:  Events like the Memorial Day Ceremony, the Great Georgia Air Show, school fun runs, concerts at The Fred and, of course, the July 4th Parade and Fireworks.


Council Member Kim Learnard

Terry Ernst
Council Member - Post 4
704 Alderly Lane

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.

Council Member Terry Ernst

The Mayor and Council meet on the first and third Thursdays each month, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road.

In their policy-making capacity, the City Council is authorized to perform the following functions:

  • Allocate taxes levied by Fayette County
  • Establish Millage rate for the City of Peachtree City
  • Direct and control all property located within Peachtree City
  • Establish, alter or abolish Peachtree City roads and bridges
  • Fill vacancies in Peachtree City offices unless others are empowered to do so
  • Examine, settle and allow claims against the City of Peachtree City
  • Examine and audit the accounts of all officers having the care, management, keeping, collection or disbursement of money belonging to the City of Peachtree City
  • Establish the costs of licenses
  • Make such rules and regulations as necessary for the protection and preservation of health, safety, welfare and morals