Laura Bentley is a wife, mother and community advocate. After retiring from Lucent Technologies in 1995 to devote time to her young family, Bentley purchased Bethany Hall Farm in Milton. For a decade, she has been a regular at council meetings speaking on behalf of the community on a wide range of issues.
Bentley assisted the Milton Planning Commission in the revision of text which better facilitates farm parcels to remain as equestrian properties. She worked closely with residents to preserve three-acre minimums on gravel roads as well as increased development protections included in the newly adopted steep slopes ordinance.
Most recently, Bentley was an active participant in the city’s stakeholder groups working to revise the Milton tree ordinance and implement Milton’s 2016 Greenspace Bond Referendum. Prior to being elected to the Council in 2017, she served as the inaugural chair of the Milton Equestrian Committee which is tasked with promoting equestrian initiatives that will enhance the quality of life for its residents and business community.
She attends Birmingham United Methodist Church and is currently a Cambridge High School Veterinary Science Board Member. In addition, Bentley has served on a variety of school advisory councils for Hopewell Middle School, Milton High School, and Cambridge High School, and was the president of the Georgia Hunter Jumper Association from 2009-2011.
Bentley has an MBA from Mercer University and has an undergraduate degree in marketing from Appalachian State University.
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