Steve Brown was elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2010 and is serving his first four- year term, which began on January 1, 2011 and will expire on December 31, 2014. He was elected from what is known as Post 4, even though County Commissioners in Fayette County are elected "at-large" by voters from throughout the entire County. He was elected to Chairman’s office by his colleagues on January 2, 2013.
Chairman Brown is an Atlanta native. He holds a degree in journalism management from the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, and currently works as a freelance writer, in addition to his duties on the Board of Commissioners. After college, he managed several general and specialty dental facilities within a large and small corporate practices, mainly assigned to trouble shooting and establishing sound business systems within each unit to enhance profitability.
In 1997, Mr. Brown and his wife moved to Peachtree City where he soon became active in local politics and was appointed to the City's first Ethics Board in 2001. He later held the elected office of Mayor of Peachtree City from 2002 to 2006. In 2005, under his leadership, CNN and Money Magazine recognized Peachtree City as one of the "Top Ten Best Places to Live" in the United States.
In an effort to promote state legislation to aid and protect Georgia's cities and their citizens, he co-founded the Metropolitan Atlanta Mayors Association, a collaborative alliance comprised of the 67 cities in the greater Metro Atlanta area. He has also served as the Association's Chairman. He has held numerous posts with Georgia Municipal Association and served on the Policy Cabinet of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority.
Mr. Brown has served in several organizations, including Chairman of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s Citizen Corps Advisory Council, Secretary of the Fayette County Local Emergency Planning Committee, member of the Metro Atlanta United Way's Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Advisory Committee, and President of the non-profit Peachtree City Dog Park Association. He also assists with several local charities through the community and his church. He has a special interest in Fayette's public school system, serving as President of the School Council for J.C. Booth Middle School in 2009-2010 and PTO President for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Mr. Brown's bold stands on regional government planning and transportation issues led to his recognition as one of "Georgia's 40 Rising Stars Under Age 40" in business, government, education, academia, medicine, arts, nonprofit sectors and the judiciary, as selected by Georgia Trend Magazine.
In 2005, Brown was given the "Local Champion" award from the Georgia Alliance for the Prevention of Tobacco for his leadership in creating the state's smoke-free facilities model use to create the state statute. He was formerly on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross and is the recipient of the Alpha Kappa Alpha 2004 Political Action Award in recognition of his service to the minority community while Mayor of Peachtree City.
Mr. Brown has been a featured speaker at conferences across the Southeastern United States on the subjects of transportation planning, land use planning, retail trends, stormwater planning and homeland security. He is an active participant in the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia.
Mr. Brown is a leading conservative voice in metropolitan Atlanta on mass transit, traffic congestion mitigation, transportation funding as well as multi-use path infrastructure.
148 Terrane Ridge
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269