As established by the City Charter
, the City Council of Johns Creek is composed of the Mayor and six (6) Council members vested with the legislative authority of the city's municipal government.
The City Council carries out its duties in accordance with the City Code
and the laws of the state of Georgia.
As the legislative branch, the City Council is primarily responsible for making laws, which govern the City of Johns Creek and proposes, debates, and votes on legislation governing and/or affecting the city.
The City Council also regulates revenues and expenditures, incurs debt and approves the final operating and capital budgets for the city.
Council members are elected to Posts 1-6, which are not geographically designated as districts traditionally are. Therefore, each Johns Creek Council member represents the city at-large.
Each Council member serves a term of 4 years. By law, a Council member must be: 21 years of age; a resident of the City for 12 months immediately preceding his or her election; continue to reside within the city during their time of service on Council; registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections of Johns Creek.
In November 2017, the following posts will expire: Post 1, Post 3, Post 5 and the Mayor. In November 2019, Post 2, Post 4, and Post 6 will expire.