William Edwards

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Title: First Mayor
Company: City of South Fulton
Location: South Fulton, Georgia, United States

William Edwards, First Mayor of the City of South Fulton, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public administration.

On April 18, 2017, William Edwards was elected as the First Mayor of the new City of South Fulton with a sixty percent majority vote. He was officially sworn in on April 29, 2017. Prior to this position, he served as the district 7 commissioner, additionally holding the post of the vice-chair of the Board of Commissioners in 2003, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Mr. Edwards has always had the best interests of the community at heart and was named Most Influential Mayor by the Women’s Work Media Group, as well as Man of the Year by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Mr. Edwards began his higher education at Morehouse College, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1972, and subsequently matriculated at the Atlanta School of Law, where he graduated with a JD in 1980. Subsequently, he worked for the Allstate Insurance Co. for 30 years and acted as the president of the Old National Merchants Association for 13 years. He attributes his success to the skills and lessons he learned from his parents, especially his mother, as well as his high school teachers. Mr. Edwards believes that when you take a job, you do it so well that no one else could ever do it better.

As a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Mr. Edwards has dedicated his life to service, whether to his government or his community. He is a member of the Cascade United Methodist Church, the Youth Leadership Academy for Girls and the Teen Dad’s Program, among further affiliations. In the coming years, Mr. Edwards plans to phase out of his governmental service to spend more time with his family. In his free time, he enjoys sleeping, spending time in the company of his friends and connecting with his loved ones.

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