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
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 - 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 - 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.
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: