Woolsey Town Council
Welcome to the Town of Woolsey!
We’re proud to be the smallest and quietest town in Fayette County and the Atlanta region! (With an estimated population in 2015 of 166, Woolsey ranks 645 out of 685 cities in Georgia.)
The Town Council meets the 2nd Monday of each month and visitors are welcome. We hope our web site will provide you with the information you’re looking for, but if not, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help in any way we can.
Gary Laggis, Mayor
Frank Carden, Kenny Wright, Ron Smith
Gary Laggis, Mayor- Gary and his wife Pam moved to Woolsey from Clayton County in 1985 and he was elected Mayor in 1988. Early in his term as Mayor, Gary and the Town Council helped put in place Woolsey’s first planning and zoning regulations to assure the towns development would maintain it’s rural and pastoral appeal. Like many of Woolsey’s residents, the historic small town and open area community lifestyle was what initially drew his family here and which they have come to value over the years. Gary retired from BB&T Insurance Services in 2014 after 38 years as an Agency Owner and Manager.
Frank Carden, Councilman Mayor Pro-Tem- Frank and his wife Fay have lived within a 2-mile radius of Woolsey his entire life; therefore he is considered to be the “Unofficial” Town Historian. He was elected to the Council in 1988. Frank has recently retired from Georgia Power and now works on old tractors.
C. Ron Smith, Councilman - Ron has lived in Fayette County his whole life. He and his wife moved to Woolsey in 2002 and are raising their three daughters in this friendly, historic community. Ron is the town’s newest councilman, a role he gladly accepted to help uphold Woolsey’s small town charm and lifestyle. Ron is an attorney with an office in Fayetteville that he opened in 2015. As a class of ‘87 alumni of Fayette County High School, he graduated from UGA in 1991 and Atlanta Law School in 1994.
Kenny Wright, Councilman- Kenny and his wife Donna have lived in Fayette County since 1984. Seeking life in a more rural area, they built a house in Woolsey and moved here in 2002. The quietness and simplicity of the community is what brought them here and has kept them here. Kenny retired from the Fulton County Fire Department in 1999. After retirement, he opened a private investigation business conducting fire investigations throughout the Southeast. Kenny is proud to say that his business is based in Woolsey out of the original Woolsey Fire Station. In 2005 he was elected to the Town Council. His desire then, now and for the future is to maintain the “small town atmosphere” of Woolsey.