Mayor & Council


Mayor Longino

Jack P. Longino, Mayor

The affairs of the City are conducted by a Mayor and Council consisting of five members. Under the City's Charter, all corporate powers are vested in the Mayor and the Council.

Mayor Jack Longino is the Chief Executive Officer of the City. The Mayor presides at all meetings of the Mayor and Council and has a vote only in the case of a tie vote by the members of the Council.

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Mr. Clay

Ambrose Clay, Ward I

Ambrose Clay was sworn in as Ward I Councilman on Monday, January 7, 2008. Councilman Clay is no stranger to politics, having served as a school board member of the Glen Ellyn School District 89, of DuPage County, Illinois. He was later elected President of that board.

Councilman Clay holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from M.I.T., a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, and has numerous hours of post-graduate management training.

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Mr. Taylor

Derrick Taylor, Ward II

Derrick Taylor took the oath of office January 4, 2018 amongst family, friends and former co-workers. Taylor has been a volunteer with College Park Recreation as a coach, referee and mentor. Taylor is a husband, father and grandfather. His interest in preserving and uplifting the community is born out of early family influences.

Taylor is an Atlanta native, and has long been committed to the mission of service to the community. He believes in the beauty of College Park, and that the most effective way to manage the city is to work in unison to be on one accord.

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Mr. Wyatt

Tracey Wyatt, Ward III

Tracey Wyatt, a native of East Point, Georgia, is the ninth of ten children. Tracey graduated from Walter F. George High School where he spent four years in JROTC. Upon graduating from high school, Tracey entered the United States Army.

While in basic training, he was the only one out of 173 soldiers to graduate with honors. Tracey received numerous awards and medals while serving in the United States Army.

After serving his country, Tracey began a career with the United States Postal Service. He served as one of the spokesman for the Annual Letter Carriers Union Food Drive. His service aided in the collection of food for the hungry and donations to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Tracey was elected to the College Park City Council in 2004, becoming the first African America elected in Ward III. His district includes parts of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Woodward Academy, Phoenix Boulevard, parts of Godby Road and parts of Old National Highway. Now in his fourth term, Councilman Wyatt’s primary responsibility is to set policy and provide governance for the City of College Park; this includes providing strong stewardship with decision-making concerning the fiscal and financial stability for its $100+ million budget, future development, the business climate, infrastructure and quality of life for the residents. Councilman Wyatt’s focus is ensuring second-to-none services to his constituency, with a special proclivity for the youth and the elderly. An advocate for the people, the Councilman stays grounded as a champion for causes of the fortunate and the unfortunate; he is determined to improve the social and economic needs of his district. He has spearheaded a new state-of-the-art 4.5 million dollar recreation center that houses a computer lab and a KaBOOM awarded $100k playground donated by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, a new fire station, as well as a new police precinct in his ward. He also works diligently to improve the beautification and quality of the roads and curb appeal in the city. He belongs to many clubs, organizations, associations; recently becoming an active member of the Atlanta Airport Rotary Club. He is also a member of Wings of Faith Family Life Center.

What enables a man to walk out of the ghetto and into greatness?
…Changes, Challenges, and Choices.

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Mr. Gay

Roderick Gay, Ward IV

Roderick Gay was sworn in as Ward IV Councilman on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in College Park Council Chambers. The husband and father of three is an 18-year resident, and has a deep family history in College Park that includes his great-grandmother and grandfather, who were loyal citizens.

Gay holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tuskegee University, and a Master's of Public Administration from DePaul University. He serves as Executive Director of a non-profit, and teaches on a part-time basis.

His interest in public service stems from his desire to solve the needs of the local community, while offering guidance to maintain a credible, visionary outlook for the city as a whole.

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