Mayor William “Bill” Edwards was elected as the FIRST Mayor of the NEW City of South Fulton on April 18, 2017. With a sixty percent majority vote. He was officially sworn into that position on April 29, 2017, before a standing room only crowd of family, friends, constituents and well-wishers. Being the leader that he is, he immediately hit the ground running. Among other things conducting his first City Council Meeting and approving the hiring of an Interim City Manager, City Clerk and Interim County Attorney.
Mayor Edwards is no stranger to service. For fourteen years (2000 to 2014), he tirelessly served the citizens of South Fulton as District 7 Commissioner, representing the residents of:
- Chattahoochee Hills
- College Park
- East Point
- A portion of Southwest Atlanta
- Southwest Fulton
- Unincorporated South Fulton
- Union City
Elected by his colleagues, Mayor Edwards has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Commissioners for the years 2003, 2008, 2009, and 2010. He also served as interim Chair from August through November 2003. Always having the best interest of the community at heart. Mayor Edwards has been dubbed the ultimate public servant.
He is an illustrious member of the Morehouse College Class of 1972, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a 1980 graduate of Atlanta School of Law.
A member of Cascade United Methodist Church and a resident of South Fulton for thirty years, Mayor Edwards is the proud father of three adult children: William Jr., Erika and Johnishia; and the grandfather of Sierra, William III, Morgan, McKenzie, Jamiah, Wesley, and Lillian.