Bill Edwards

Bill Edwards

William “Bill” Edwards has been serving the citizens of Fulton County as their District 7 Commissioner since November 2000, representing the residents of unincorporated South Fulton and Southwest Fulton, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Union City, Palmetto and a portion of Southwest Atlanta. In 2003 he served as Vice Chairman of the Fulton County Commission and as interim Chair from August through November 2003.

During his four years on the Board of Commissioners Edwards has brought over $1.5 billion dollars into South Fulton County. He has watched his vision for South Fulton’s business and residential growth become a reality with the opening of the new Boeing Flight Safety International Training Center, Fulton County’s approval of a tax allocation district for the construction the new CampCreek Marketplace, two new branches of Washington Mutual at Old National Hwy and Camp Creek Marketplace, infrastructure improvements that include the Campcreek Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion, bridge construction connecting Campcreek Marketplace to the Red Oak community, construction of the Sandtown Middle School and the expansion of the emergency room service department at South Fulton Medical Center. Commissioner Edwards quality of life initiatives are also being achieved through his senior projects including; the renovation of several senior centers including; Palmetto, Hapeville and the Camp Truitt Senior Centers as well as new construction of the Bowden Senior Facility and the Fairburn Regional Health Center. He has developed affordable housing initiatives, housing rehabilitation assistance and implemented weekly bulk waste pick-up services for the residents of unincorporated South Fulton. Edwards has also sponsored new residential development standards for retail and commercial development. His arts initiatives include a new amphitheater at Wolf Creek, two free summer concert series at Wolf Creek, the purchase of two new mobile stages and the construction of the S.W. Fulton Performing Arts Center.

The Commissioner sponsors quarterly Community Listening Sessions providing residents with an opportunity to speak to him publicly regarding their concerns. In March of 2001 he formed Partnership for Tomorrow; a community based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in South Fulton County.

Commissioner Edwards is the owner of the William Edwards Allstate Insurance Agency located in the Old National Highway area. He is a member of the distinguished Morehouse College Class of 1972 and a 1980 graduate of Atlanta School of Law.

A resident of South Fulton for thirty years, Commissioner Edwards is a family man with two adult children and three grandchildren. He is a member of Cascade United Methodist Church.