Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Joe Carn was elected in a Special Election on October 15, 2019, to fill an unexpired term.
Commissioner Carn brings more than 20 years of servant leadership as a community activist, Councilmember, and Vice-Mayor.
Joe was elected to the City Council of College Park in 2005. He served three consecutive terms. Commissioner Carn also served as Vice-Mayor of College Park for 3 years. His key initiatives included negotiating millions in federal grants to provide airport noise remediation and energy efficiency for residents living around the world’s busiest airport. In addition, he advocated for changes to the city’s curfew for children age 16 and younger, to reduce neighborhood crime and risks for juveniles. While serving as Vice-Mayor, he lobbied the Georgia Legislature to enact a special hotel-motel tax to generate millions in new revenue for the city.
Commissioner Carn is a longtime resident of Fulton County, a graduate of Benjamin E. Mays High School, and studied Computer Science at DeVry Institute of Technology.
Joe has earned certifications in public innovation and management from the National League of Cities, the Georgia Municipal Association, and is a graduate of Fulton County Citizens University. Additionally, Commissioner Carn completed leadership studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Commissioner Carn served at the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. He also served as Vice President of his local PTA and is a member of the Board of Directors for Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta.
As a devoted father, grandfather, and author, he has been active with several non-profits and enjoys woodworking, piano, and bike riding in his spare time. Joe is married to his beautiful wife, Pamela Carn.
Commission District 6 covers 209 square miles of the southern part of Fulton County. It encompasses the unincorporated portion of the County (Fulton Industrial Boulevard area) along with the entirety of the cities of Chattahoochee Hills, Palmetto, Fairburn and Hapeville. It also covers the majority of the cities of College Park, South Fulton, and Union City. Portions of the cities of East Point and Atlanta, including parts of Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU) H, I, P and Q are also part of Commission District 6.