Councilman Verland Best
Councilman Verland Best was first elected to the Villa Rica City Council in 1994; he has completed six consecutive terms and in November 2015 ran unopposed for his seventh term. During his more than 22 years on the City Council, he has served as Mayor Pro-Tem and on the following Advisory Boards: Police, Housing, and Library. He also served a term on the Financial Committee.

Councilman Best came to Villa Rica in 1985 to accept a position as a teacher-coach at Villa Rica High School. During his 18 years at VRHS, he taught Social Studies and Physical Education and served as an In-School Suspension Administrator, Vocational Education CVAE Coordinator, and Job Training Partnership Act Coordinator and Region Director. His coaching duties included varsity football, junior varsity and varsity baseball, eighth-grade basketball, and varsity golf. He also served as a junior varsity basketball referee and a Recreation Department umpire. He retired in 2003 after 31 years in education.

In addition to serving on the City Council, he works for Gradick Communications on B-92.1FM WBTR Country and KISS 102.7 with Mitch Gray to provide local color commentary for the Friday night radio coverage of football games in and around Carroll County.

An avid fisherman, he currently fishes on two B.A.S.S. Tournament trails. He also enjoys playing golf and serving as a Marshal at the Fairfield Plantation Golf Club.

Councilman Best and his wife Claudia have been married 43 years. Their children, Michael and Mandy and their spouses, Jaime and Jeffrey, have four children, Noah, Wesley, Will, and Jasper, all of whom have provided the Bests with much love, pride, and pleasure.
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      Term Expires: 12/31/2019

      Councilman Best takes his Oath of Office on January 5, 2016
      Councilman Best together with the Governing Body honors Pastor Chad Sadorf
      Councilman Best speaks with StarNews Reporter Prissi Sullivan
      Councilman Best participates in the City Council annual retreat

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