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Mayor and City Council

Mayor and City Council

Milton is served by six council members and a mayor elected every four years.

On the pages in this section, you can get to know them—Mayor Joe Lockwood and Council members Karen Thurman, Matt Kunz, Bill Lusk, Burt Hewitt, Joe Longoria and Rick Mohrig —a lot better, and contact them if you wish.

They meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, barring holidays, in City Council Chambers, which are located in 2006 Heritage Walk

City Council also holds work sessions the second Monday of the month at the same time and place.

Mayor Joe Lockwood

Mayor Joe LockwoodJoe Lockwood is a local business owner, family man and community leader. Since 1989 he has owned J.K. Lockwood Construction Company, a commercial construction company located in downtown Alpharetta. Active in senior services, Lockwood has owned a local assisted living facility since 1993.

Lockwood's professional experience is an asset in protecting the community from development pressures. Lockwood will safeguard Milton's small town image and community and rural feel.

Lockwood's strong management and people skills will enable him to work together with city employees, the city council and outside experts. A proponent of smart, managed growth, Lockwood will ensure that development is a "win-win" for residents and developers by creatively planning to ensure the development serves existing residents.

Lockwood and his wife, Dawn, have three children and, as long-time resident of North Fulton, Lockwood knows the importance of parks and structured recreation. He will maintain existing parks and will work to add more space as needed.

An active member of Birmingham United Methodist Church, Lockwood is on the board of trustees and chairs the building and development committee, which recently completed a new sanctuary and campus that beautifully compliments the surrounding area.

Phone: 678.242.2484
Click here to e-mail Mayor Lockwood.

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City Council

Milton is served by six council members elected every four years. Each is elected by their district, yet serve at large for the whole community. Click on a council member's name below to learn more about him or her.

Karen Thurman 
District 1/Post 1

Matt Kunz
District 2/Post 2

William C. "Bill" Lusk, P.E.
District 2/Post 1

Burt Hewitt
District 1/Post 2

Joe Longoria
District 3/Post 1

Mayor Pro Tem Rick Mohrig
District 3/Post 2

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is my City Council representative?

Milton is served by six council members and a mayor elected every four years. Click here to see a map of the city broken up by council districts to see who represents you.

Mayor:  Joe Lockwood
District 1/Post 1: Karen Thurman
District 1/Post 2: Burt Hewitt
District 2/Post 1: Bill Lusk
District 2/Post 2: Matt Kunz
District 3/Post 1: Joe Longoria 
District 3/Post 2: Rick Mohrig

When and where are City Council meetings?

City Council meetings take place at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, barring at holiday, in City Council Chambers, which are in 2006 Heritage Walk

City Council also holds work sessions the second Monday of the month at the same time and place. Please check the city’s calendar for a full list of city-sponsored meetings and events.

Any change in regularly scheduled council meetings or special called council meetings will be published in the Milton Herald and on the city calendar.

How can I see what will be discussed at a meeting?

Full agendas of every City Council, board and commission meeting are posted online on the calendar and in the Complete Minutes and Agendas section.

Agendas are posted a full week before the meetings to inform citizens about items up for discussion.

Please note: Items in first presentation or the consent agenda will not be discussed. Only items in new business, second presentation, public hearing or the zoning agenda (heard on the second meeting of the month) will be discussed and up for public comment. First presentation items are there for procedural purposes.

Can I speak with or to council?

You are always welcome to call and/or e-mail your city council representative anytime. If you would like to speak at a City Council meeting, there is general public comment at the start of each meeting and comment times for topics germane to an issue heard that night.

When you attend the meeting, you must fill out a public comment card and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the agenda item to be heard. Speakers will be heard in the order the cards are received.

Please note: If you wish to speak against a rezoning, you must by state law disclose whether you have given more than $250 in campaign contributions to any sitting council member. Failure to do so could result in a misdemeanor charge.

No outbursts, cheering or booing are allowed in council chambers. Please show the same respect to those speaking you would expect to receive. 

How are council members elected?

City Council members are elected every four years and serve in staggered terms. They are elected and serve at large (the entire city); however, they must live in the district they represent. The Mayor can live in any district.

How do I make an appointment with the Mayor?

You may make an appointment with the Mayor by contacting Christine Doss, Executive Aide, at 678-242-2492.