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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, 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
Mayor
414 Taberon

A Peachtree City resident since 1991, Vanessa Fleisch was elected as Peachtree City's first female Mayor in 2013, following a four-year term as City Council Member, Post 4.  She moved to Georgia in 1986 from New Jersey, and worked for CNN and CNN International.  She became a Realtor and is currently with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners in Peachtree City.

Councilwoman Fleisch and her husband, Michael, have two sons, one in college and one in high school.  They live in Emerling Grove in Kedron Village and are members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Favorite things about Peachtree City:  I love the sense of community that is an intrinsic part of living in Peachtree City.

Mayor Vanessa Fleisch

Eric Imker 
Council Member - Post 1
2407 Ashford Park

Council Member Eric Imker was elected in 2009 to fill the unexpired term for Post 1 (through December 2011).  He moved to Peachtree City in 2003, where he worked at Panasonic until 2007.  He is retired from the Air Force and also has 13 years experience in the automotive industry.  Prior to his election, Eric served as a volunteer member of the Peachtree City Recreation Commission.

Eric has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from San Jose State University, a Master’s degree in Computer Systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology, an advanced professional degree in Program Management from the Defense Systems Management College as well as credits towards an MBA.

Career highlights include being the program manager of the primary payload of space shuttle mission 39, STS Discovery as well as program manager of a $1B “Star Wars” satellite.

Eric and his wife, Deb, have been married for 31 years.  They live in Ashford Park in Aberdeen Village and have two grown children.  Warren is a NASA engineer in Huntsville, AL and Valerie is a registered professional interior designer working in Atlanta, GA.

Favorite things about Peachtree City:  Imker enjoys the friendly people, cart paths, and all the wonderful things Peachtree City has to offer.  

Council Member Eric Imker


 









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







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

Functions
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