Mayor & Council


Mayor Longino

Jack P. Longino, Mayor

With great longevity in entrepreneurship and experience in local government, Jack P. Longino enjoys his 6th consecutive term as Mayor of College Park, Georgia.

An inner suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, College Park, also known as Georgia’s Global City/Air Transportation Gateway, is home of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s most traveled airport, Chick-fil-A Corporate Headquarters, one of the United States top five Coca Cola Bottling Company’s production and distribution plants, Sysco Foods Atlanta, and 35 hotel and motel facilities, all to help support a daytime population of 300,000, and 15,000 permanent residents.

Additional notable aspects of the community include the Southern United States Regional Headquarters of the Federal Aviation Administration, and Woodward Academy, the largest independent preparatory school in the Continental United States. Municipal operations include the Georgia International Convention Center, as well as multiple public service utilities, including College Park Power, the City’s electricity distribution system. The College Park functions with 15 operating departments, with an annual operation budget of $138 million.

Mayor Longino is fully devoted to ensuring that the City College Park has sustainable growth, a focus on education that will prepare the city’s youth to be competitive locally and globally and encouraging small-business enterprise throughout the city. He is equally determined to ensure that every citizen has a voice, a place, and access to all College Park has to offer. In fact, in 2018 Mayor Longino spearheaded the College Park Mayoral Scholarship fund that will allow for students, who would not otherwise qualify for the Hope Scholarship, to receive assistance to further their education.

As a leader, Mayor Longino has kept a keen focus on the city’s economy and fostering new partnerships and business development initiatives. Under his leadership, College Park’s accomplishments are highly notable. The City is now home to the recently expanded Gateway Center which consists of four upscale Marriott hotels and the Georgia International Convention Center, the second-largest facility in the state of Georgia. Also during his tenure will be the completion of The Gateway Center Arena @ College Park in Fall 2019. It will be used for the official NBA G-League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks training practice and home court for the College Park SkyHawks, concerts,
competitions and a host of other events. The City of College Park has also partnered with BMW and constructed a technical operations training center.

Before being elected as Mayor, Jack P. Longino served as Councilmember from 1992-1996. He is also the proud grandson of the late George F. Longino, who also served as Mayor of College Park from 1914-1918. With starting a career before graduating high school, Mayor Longino advanced his skills by earning a technical degree from Atlanta Technical College. He then continued working as an automotive technician and when given the opportunity, he purchased the company from his employer. He was indeed a product of humble beginnings, one of his most valuable traits.

On track for a successful 2019, Mayor Longino has the honor of being the recipient of the Atlanta Technical College Bridge Builder Award, by showing exemplary leadership and support throughout the community. He joins the ranks of Congressman Andrew Young; Mary Brock, Co-Owner of the Atlanta Dream; Phil Jacobs, President of Bellsouth; Ann Wilson Cramer, Director of IBM Corporate and a host of other great trailblazers. He is a member of several organizations, including the South Fulton Municipal Association, the Clayton County Municipal Association, the College Park Business Industrial Development Authority, the Georgia Municipal Association and the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia

With a focus on continuing College Park’s positive momentum in economic development and the generation of additional revenue streams for the city, Mayor Longino is playing a pivotal role in the creation of the Airport City project. The idea that underutilized stagnant properties in and around College Park could be used to generate positive revenue for the city is simply genius. As a result, the City of College Park is on target to reap positive financial benefits for many years to come. These and other creative business endeavors are representative of legacy funding created by Jack Longino during his mayoral tenure.

Mayor Jack Longino chooses to work and reside in the great City of College Park and wants nothing but the most exemplary quality of life for all its residents. He celebrates the City’s rich history and diversity. He wants to continue cultivating new business relationships, generating sustainable revenue for the city. In addition, he will continue to refine existing relationships with commercial and financial developers who have an interest in investing in the city. To that end, he is well on his way to building an incredible legacy that will be realized for many decades to come and he is committed to continuing to work hard for all of College Park.

Mr. Longino has been happily married to Mrs. Gloria Longino, the First Lady of College Park, since 2004.

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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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