City Council

The City of Mountain Park is governed by a mayor and five-member city council, elected to office on staggered four-year terms.

  • Regular meetings of the Mayor and Council are held at the Community Building on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. 

Wanda Taylor - Mayor Tempore

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 Wanda has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Ga Tech and an MBA in Finance from Mercer University.  Upon receiving her MBA, she taught several graduate courses at Mercer.  In her career she managed several factories ranging from automotive to electronics to lighting.  Additionally, she managed the functional side of manufacturing systems implementations, as well as acquisition integrations. Wanda has spent the last number of years as an independent consultant focused on manufacturing and management process improvements.  

Wanda's family moved to Mountain Park when she was 4 years old.  Her family was one of the first “year-round” families living in the park.  She learned to swim in the gigantic old swimming pool, to water ski on Lake Cherful, and to fish in Lake Garrett.  Wanda's mother was a founding member of the Civic Club and her father helped build the MPVFR station.  She says it was a fabulous place to grow up.  Upon the passing of her mother in 1994, Wanda and her husband bought out her siblings and moved to the family home.  

Wanda will do her best to keep the beauty, sense of community, and longevity of our wonderful Mountain Park.

Robin Auerbach

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Robin obtained her master’s degree from Auburn University (War Eagle), and her Doctorate Degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators) in Audiology. She was a successful private practitioner for 25+ years. She built a thriving private practice on a shoestring budget, that eventually grew to five clinics in Alabama. Her parents moved to Mountain Park over 35 years ago. “Mountain Park was our second home and I planned for years to move here. When I sold my clinics in Alabama, that plan became a reality and I have been a part-time resident since 2004 and a full-time resident with my husband Barry Lester since 2009.” Robin is passionate about her faith, country, family, helping disadvantaged people, historical homes, and the City of Mountain Park. “I want to see this city reach its full potential and I work relentlessly to make that happen.” 

Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy

Mark has a degree in Finance and was an executive in the consulting and IT outsourcing industry for over 30 years. Since retiring in 2016  he has focused on generating funds for charities close to his heart, which include Homestretch, a Roswell-based organization providing temporary shelter for working homeless families, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Fuller Center, which provides housing for the poor.  He and his puppy Mosby have lived in the City for 8 years.  

Emily Myers

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Emily is a Region Director with Briggs & Associates, a locally owned and nationally recognized supported employment agency.  In this role, she leads a team of professionals in matching the specific skills of job candidates to strategically identified business needs, developing innovative careers for people across a variety of industries.  Emily serves Mountain Park and its residents in the same spirit of creative problem-solving and community advancement.  As founder and chair of the Communications Committee, she actively welcomes feedback and contributions from all residents.  She is also a member of the Grants & Research Committee, leads the Mountain Park Wildlife Working Group, and spearheads regular service days around the City.  Emily is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has lived in the Atlanta area since 2003.  After hearing the legend of Mountain Park for many years, Emily proudly became a resident in 2016.  

Carol Silver

Carol SIlver

Carol holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University and a B.S. ed. from the University of Georgia. She taught English language arts in the Georgia public school system for 32 years, 22 of them for Fulton County Schools, before she retired in 2019. During her career, Carol served as coordinator of testing and intake evaluation of non-native English learners, coached drama and the breakdance team, served as prom sponsor, produced 3 dinner theatres, and has taught ballet and tap dancing. Through it all she has learned the importance of planning for the unexpected and strives to understand opposing viewpoints. A granddaughter of a US Forestry Service forester and wife of a landscape gardener, Carol also has a passion for the City's old trees. She has lived in the City since 1985 and is proud to serve on Council since 2020.