Mayor Elizabeth Carr-Hurst is the 18th and first African American female Mayor of Fairburn, Georgia. She was sworn in on January 8, 2018. In 2007, Mayor Carr-Hurst was elected to represent the City of Fairburn as its second African American female Councilwoman. She has been elected to three terms on the Fairburn City Council and served 10 years until she qualified to run unopposed for Mayor of Fairburn in 2017.
Mayor Carr-Hurst is a loyal volunteer of hospice care in various facilities in and around the Atlanta area. She serves on the National League of Cities Advisory Committee, National League of Cities Women in Municipal Government, National League of Cities Human Development Committee, National Board of Democratic Officers, National League of Cities Small Cities Council, National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials and holds a Diamond Cum Laude certificate from the National League of Cities. She retired in 2012 from the State of Georgia after 29 years in Human Resources. She was selected to serve as a 2018 member of the Georgia Municipal Association By-Laws Review Committee. Mayor Carr-Hurst is featured in the Atlanta Business Journal Winter Issue, Who’s Who in Black Atlanta 2018 edition as most influential and the recipient of the 2018 Women In Municipal Government Leadership Award from the National League of Cities.
Mayor Carr-Hurst is the mother of two daughters, Dr. Kimberly Froelich and Rhonda Hurst. She is the proud grandmother of three grandchildren; Morgan, Raphael, and Christian.