Fayette County


Fayetteville Mayor named ‘Mayor of the Year’ at the 2022 Georgia Minority Business Awards

March 24, 2022 – College Park, Georgia – Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson was presented with the Mayor of the Year Award during the 2022 Georgia Minority Business Awards dinner event held at the Georgia International Convention Center on March 17.

The annual event, hosted by Atlanta Business Journal, celebrates minority businesses and entrepreneurs from around Georgia, who are making an impact within their respective business communities. Special recognition is also given to community and government leaders exemplifying “superior qualities in performance, citizenship, leadership, ethical behavior, diversity and teamwork.”

“I appreciate the focus of the annual Georgia Minority Business Awards, so it is quite an honor this year to be counted among the honorees and award recipients,” said Mayor Johnson. “I am grateful for the opportunities I have had over the decades to serve in various leadership roles, and I hope to continue being a blessing to others for years to come.”

Mayor Johnson, a retired U.S. Navy commander and educator, became a Fayetteville City Council member in 2012. He became mayor in 2016, commencing his second term in 2020. He is also pastor of Flat Rock A.M.E. Church.

By Michael Cuneo

Michael Cuneo is a news and sports reporter for the Fayette County News. Michael graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism in 2020. In his off time, Michael enjoys torturing himself as an Atlanta Falcons fan. Follow Michael on twitter @michaelcune