He was elected to the city council in 2000 and then elected as mayor in 2002. He is serving in his fourth unopposed term as mayor and the city has doubled in population to 24,000 residents. During his first days as mayor he developed a “Quality of Life” campaign that has made his city the fastest growing city residentially and commercially in Cobb County.
Tommy is a member of NorthStar Church, Acworth Business Association, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Northwest, PTA Partner at McCall Primary and Acworth Elementary, Partner in Education at Barber Middle School and North Cobb High School, and serves on President Dan Papp's Advisory Board at Kennesaw State University.
With personal expertise in team building, developing leadership, building and project development … Tommy is very active in the local community. He and wife Carol, a local artist and Signature Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, have restored and live in a 100+ year old home in Acworth. Together they have four children and seven grandchildren.