Councilwoman Gilyard, District 4

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Basic Information About Our City:
Mayor and Council finalized our City’s mission, vision and values.

The mission of the City of South Fulton is to provide exceptional customer service that sustains a safe, inclusive, innovative, economically vibrant city.

Vision Statement
The City of South Fulton will use smart and balanced growth solutions, where the environment is protected, history is preserved and diversity of all ages enjoy a high quality of life. We are a city that adopts trend setting policies, creates diverse jobs and ensures a transparent government with love and respect for all people.

Guiding Principles/Core Values
• The city will encourage industrial districts that do not infringe on suburban, rural and agricultural areas.
• The city believes in good stewardship through open and fair government that fosters user friendly citizen engagement and continuous improvement of services.
• The city will develop diverse recreation programs that enhance the health and well-being for promotion of a better quality of life for our residents.
• The city supports our residents aging in place.
• The city engages in data driven decision making to ensure short and long-term success.
• The city will pursue smart solutions to improve and implement creative, innovative, cost effective solutions and employ cutting age technology in everything we do.
• The city believes in youth engagement and development.


On May 23, 2017 City Council unanimously approved Resolution 2017-020 declaring the City of South Fulton’s intent to be a certified city of Ethics as designated by the Georgia Municipal Association. Mayor and Council pledged to subscribe to the following ethics principles as follows: Serve Others, Not Ourselves; Use Resources with Efficiency and Economy; Treat All People Fairly; Use the Power of Our Position for the well-being of our constituents; and create an environment of honesty, openness and integrity.


Council-Manager Form of Government
“The council is the community’s legislative and policy-making body. They vote and create departments, authorizes positions and compensation, approves the budget and determines the tax rate, etc. The council also focuses on the community’s goals, major projects including community growth, land use development, capital improvement and strategic planning. To be effective, the Council must respond to the needs of constituents.

Legislative Specialist work for the council. They respond to constituent requests for information or action; represent councilmembers at neighborhood meetings; coordinate and monitor the implementation of projects initiated by council members; must be politically astute and sensitive to requests from council members or constituents; research laws and professional literature; and must be able to work a flexible schedule to attend council meetings.

The Mayor’s role is to preside at Council meetings, to act as head of the city for ceremonial purposes. Also, the Mayor does not vote but has veto power, does not make policy decisions but has influence on policy making and makes policy recommendations to council. It is very important that the Mayor and Council work together to develop policy.

The City Manager is the head of the administrative branch and supervises department heads, hires and removes department heads, executes laws, etc. Council depends on the City Manager to provide pertinent, complete and timely information and advice.