City Council


The City Council has the authority to adopt and provide for the execution of such ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations. See City Charter, Pages 9 & 10.


The City Council monthly meeting is generally held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Holt-Bishop Justice Center, 101 Main Street, Villa Rica, GA 30180.

The City Council monthly work session is generally held the Thursday immediately preceding the monthly meeting at 3:00 pm in the Holt-Bishop Justice Center, 101 Main Street, Villa Rica, GA 30180.


Jeff Reese     Phone
678.634.8390   E-Mail Term Expires 12/31/2019

Governing Body

Ward  Council Member Phone E-Mail Term Expires

Councilwoman Shirley Marchman

  3 Leslie McPherson
  4 Mayor Pro Tem Gil McDougal
404.295.9151  E-Mail
  5 Councilman Danny Carter
770.459.8852  E-Mail  12/31/2021

Important Documents

  • Community Development Grant Program:The Villa Rica Community Development Grant Program has been established by the City of Villa Rica to foster and fund activities, projects, special events, sporting events and programs that promote eligible tourism and cultural activities within the City. The City intends the grant program to be used to increase economic activity by bringing tourists to the City through the development of local events, festivals, and sporting events. Eligibility is broadly defined to encourage wide participation and innovative proposals. The core goal of the program is:
    • To promote the City of Villa Rica within the City boundary and beyond;
    • To provide support for local community groups or tax-exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code who promote the City;
    • To enhance neighborhood vitality and economic development so that all citizens and visitors may participate in the diverse cultural life of the City; and
    • To promote the businesses within the City.
City Charter Review
The following is City Attorney David Mecklin's initial draft of a proposed revision to the Villa Rica Charter. The City Attorney has attempted to address the points raised in Consultant Murray Weed’s analysis as well as some policy considerations raised during the City Council's Charter Review workshops. Included is a transmittal memo to explain a little more about the draft. Please be mindful that these documents are not a finished document but instead is the starting point for discussion.

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