Wendell Willard was appointed by Sandy Springs’ first Mayor Eva Galambos at the City’s inception in 2005 and continues to represent the City under the direction of Mayor Rusty Paul.
In addition to his service as City Attorney, Mr. Willard also serves as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, District 51. As a Representative, Mr. Willard oversees the House Judiciary Committee as Chairman and also serves on Rules, Appropriations, Ways and Means, Ethics, and Ex-Officio of Judiciary Non-Civil.
At the top of the list of in recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Willard points to his efforts leading to the creation of the City of Sandy Springs. He has been honored by the State Bar of Georgia with its Distinguished Service Award; the Georgia Municipal Association as a “Champion of Georgia’s Cities”; the Georgia Council on Aging with their Special Legislator Award; and the Department of Human Resources with its Leadership Award. The Judicial Council of Georgia has also acknowledged Willard for his services to improve Georgia’s legal system.
Mr. Willard resides in Sandy Springs with his wife Vicki. When not working as City Attorney or at the Capitol, he spends his time active in the Sandy Springs and North Fulton communities as well as serving the board of The Newtown Park Foundation.