About the Mayor
Michael E. Bodker was elected the first mayor of Johns Creek, Ga., on Nov. 7, 2006. His term began on Dec. 1 of that year. In 2009, the mayor ran unopposed for a second term that runs through December, 2013.
The Mayor's responsibilities are outlined in Georgia House Bill 1321, which also serves as the City Charter. The Charter makes the mayor a voting member of the City Council and the chief executive and ceremonial leader of the City of Johns Creek.
Meet Mayor Bodker
Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker was born in Suffern, New York. He moved to the Metro-Atlanta area when he was five and went on to graduate from Lakeside High School. He earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Georgia. He is currently a partner in Johns Creek-based nexDimension Technology Solutions.
Shortly after moving to the North Fulton area in 1998, Bodker became involved in community affairs, first as president of his homeowners association, The Communities of Wellington, and later as a board member of the Johns Creek Community Association (JCCA).
He served as treasurer, co-zoning chair and government liaison for the JCCA. In 2005, he was nominated by Fulton County Commissioner Lynne Riley to serve on the County's Blue Ribbon Commission on Better Governance. In 2006 he was formally recognized by the JCCA as Citizen of the Year for his dedication to public service.
Through his work with the JCCA, he was appointed chair of the Northeast Fulton Study Committee (NEFSCO). He worked closely with State Rep. and Speaker Pro Tempore Mark Burkhalter for the passage of HB 1321, which called for a voter referendum on the formation of City of Johns Creek. Following successful passage of the bill by the General Assembly, Bodker and his fellow NEFSCO board members formed the Committee for Johns Creek (CJC).
As chairman of the Committee for Johns Creek, Bodker spearheaded the committee's efforts to educate citizens on the advantages of cityhood. On July 18, 2006, voters responded with the overwhelming passage of the referendum calling for the incorporation of the City of Johns Creek. In the spring of 2008, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution named Mayor Bodker a "Hero of Open Government," one of eight recipients overall and one of only two elected officials to be honored.
Mayor Bodker is an active member of the Republican Party and serves on the boards of the Greater North Fulton and Johns Creek Chambers of Commerce. He is also a founding board member and Chairman of the Johns Creek Foundation.
He was instrumental in founding the North Fulton Municipal Association (NFMA) in 2007. The Association, formed by the Mayors of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs, elected Mayor Bodker as its first Chairman in June 2007. In 2008-09, the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association selected Mayor Bodker as its Chairman and he was voted to serve a second term for 2009-10.
Mayor Bodker is a member of Chabad of North Fulton and the local PTA. He can often be seen around the city with his two children, Jake and Keri.
National, State and Regional Appointments
North Fulton Municipal Association:
Metropolitan Atlanta Mayor's Association:
- Founding Chairman, 2007
- Board Member, 2008-Present
Georgia Municipal Association:
- Chairman, 2008-2009
- Chairman, 2009-2010
Atlanta Regional Commission:
- Revenue and Finance Policy Committee Chair, 2009-Present
- Board of Directors, 2009-Present
- Executive Board, 2010-Present
United States Conference of Mayors:
- North Fulton Mayoral Representative, 2010-Present
- Treasurer, Board of Directors, 2010-Present
- Executive Committee, 2010-Present
- Transportation and Air Quality Committee, 2010-Present
- Metro Atlanta Mayoral Representative, Regional Transit Committee,
- Active Member since 2007
- International Affairs Committee, 2007-Present
- Metro Economics Committee, 2007-Present