Mayor Mike Bodker, Chairman
Mayor Mike Bodker is a founding Board Member of the Johns Creek Foundation and is currently serving his second 2-year term as Chair.
As chairman of the Committee for Johns Creek, Bodker spearheaded the committee’s efforts to educate citizens on the advantages of cityhood. On July 18, 2006, voters responded with the overwhelming passage of the referendum calling for the incorporation of the City of Johns Creek, electing Bodker Mayor that same year. He is currently serving his second term.
Mayor Bodker is an active member of the Republican Party and serves on the boards of the Greater North Fulton and Johns Creek Chambers of Commerce.
He was instrumental in founding the North Fulton Municipal Association (NFMA) in 2007. The Association, formed by the Mayors of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs, elected Mayor Bodker as its first Chairman in June 2007. He is currently completing his third term as Chair of the Metro Atlanta Mayor’s Association.
Mayor Bodker is a member of Chabad of North Fulton and local PTA. He can often be seen around the city with his two children, Jake and Keri.
Representative Lynne Riley, Treasurer
Representative Lynne Riley was elected on November 2, 2010 to serve as the House District 50 (Johns Creek) Representative in the Georgia General Assembly. Lynne has previously served as the Fulton County Commissioner for District 3 from July 2004 to December 2010.
Lynne worked with the North Fulton House Delegation in the creation of the new cities of Sandy Springs, Johns Creek and Milton.
Representative Riley has been involved with an extensive group of community and civic organizations. Her service has included posts as treasurer and board member of the Johns Creek Community Association Inc., member of various Fulton County Citizen Advisory Boards, PTA volunteer at five Fulton County Schools, and serving as an officer in the Aviary and Cameron Homeowners Associations.
Lynne has served on the American Cancer Society North Fulton Advisory Board, Alpharetta Police Athletic League Board, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Board of Trustees. Riley is a member of the Class of 2005 of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute and an alumnus of the Coverdell Leadership Institute. Lynne is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Johns Creek Foundation, Inc.
Lynne Riley is a professional accountant and Principal of Riley Accounting Services. She has maintained her own practice for more than 28 years.
Lynne is married to Mike Riley, Equipment Innovation Manager for The Coca-Cola Company. They have three children: Katie, Eileen, and Greg. They are members of St. Benedict Catholic Church and are proud residents of the City of Johns Creek, Georgia.
Tim Jennette, Board Member
Tim Jennette currently serves as the Vice Chairman to the Johns Creek Foundation and is a 16 year resident of the area.
He served as a Charter Member of the Kiwanis Club of Johns Creek and was a member of the Johns Creek Rotary. He has served as the Government Liaison and on the Board of Directors for both the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce and the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed Chairman of the Johns Creek Area Council of the North Fulton County Chamber of Commerce.
In 2007, he was appointed to the City of Johns Creek’s first Planning Commission where he served as Vice Chair and later as Chair. He has represented Johns Creek in the development of the recently adopted North Fulton County Comprehensive Transportation Plan and the City’s first ever Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
His daughter, Natalie, is a 2008 graduate of Chattahoochee High School and is currently majoring in Psychology at Georgia Southern University. His daughter, Libby, is a Sophomore at Chattahoochee High School and is currently active on their track team.
John Bemont, Board Member
John Bemont is President of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce. He has lived in the Johns Creek area for twelve years and was until recently owner of FastFrame of Johns Creek.
John retired from AT&T as Human Resources Director in 1998 at their corporate headquarters in Morristown N.J. after a career of over 30 years serving in operations, marketing and human resources. A corporate relocation specialist, John was a board member of the Employee Relocation Council, a worldwide trade association with over 12,000 members and was elected and served as Chairman of the Board in 1997.
Mr. Bemont has been very active in community organizations having served in leadership roles in the Boy Scouts, the United Way, and various Chambers of Commerce. John currently serves on the board of the Johns Creek Foundation. He is a member of Johns Creek United Methodist Church and enjoys golf, travel, and reading.
He attended UNC Charlotte and served in the United States Marine Corps reserve.
Wayne Carrel, Board Member
Wayne has a Masters in Biblical Studies, B.S. in Criminal Justice with a double minor in Behavioral Psychology and Sociology.
For 20 years Wayne and his wife Terri have lived in what is now Johns Creek, Georgia which Wayne was instrumental as one of the Co-Founders of the City of Johns Creek, along with Mayor Michael Bodker and Current City Council member and Mayor Pro-Tem, Bev Miller.
Wayne is the current President of the Johns Creek Business Association (JCBA), is involved with the Johns Creek Chamber and the past board member and president of the Johns Creek Community Association. Wayne was voted Outstanding Volunteer for the City of Johns Creek, and was instrumental in launching the Johns Creek median beautification program. He is currently a board member of the Standard View Homeowners Association and past president of the Dodge Viper Club of America to name a few.
Charity work is a large part of what Wayne and Terri do to assist others in need.
Wayne is the founder and President of AIRMESH Technologies, LLC, which takes cities wireless using AIRMESH technology. He is founding President of A “Clear-View” Corporation which offers high end commercial cleaning throughout the Atlanta metro area.
Steve Broadbent, Board Member
Steve Broadbent, a Managing Director with Fulcrum Partners, provides executive benefits consulting services to publicly-traded and large, privately held corporations. His previous business experience includes 11 years with AT&T where he last served as a Sales Vice President in Los Angeles.
Additionally, Steve was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of the Treasury where he worked throughout the Bush Administration. Prior to and during his term with the Treasury Department, Steve was a member of, and led many White House Advance Teams for President Bush during his terms as Vice President and President. His work with the White House Advance Office included a number of diplomatic missions throughout Europe and the Mideast, including the teams for the summit meetings with then-USSR General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and NATO conferences.
Steve began his career as an officer in the United States Navy where he served assignments at sea, in the Mideast, and in Washington, DC. He retired from the Navy as a Commander following 22 years of active and reserve duty.
Steve serves on the City of Johns Creek Planning Commission and is active with the Greater North Fulton and Johns Creek Chambers of Commerce. He was formerly on the Board of Advisors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Wendi Bock currently serves as the Secretary to the Johns Creek Foundation and has been a resident of what is now Johns Creek for the past 15 years.
Prior to her involvement with the Foundation, Wendi served as Secretary to the Johns Creek Legal Foundation, VP of Finance for the Findley Oaks PTA, Treasurer of her community’s HOA, Luminaria Co-chair for the Johns Creek Relay for Life, Chairperson for Cub Scout Pack 1143 Blue & Gold ceremony, and has been involved with a number of other volunteer opportunities within Johns Creek.
Wendi holds a BS in Business Administration from Wilkes University and works in Marketing for nexDimension Technology Solutions in Johns Creek.
Wendi is married to Gregory Bock, Regional Sales Director for Zee Company Inc. They have 3 sons, Alex who is a 2012 Northview graduate and will be attending Drexel University, Andrew who is a Junior at Chattahoochee and Adam who is a Sophomore at Northview.
Robert P. Bowling, Board Member
Bob retired from Georgia Power after 38 years of service. While at Georgia Power, he held various management positions and retired as the Metro North Region Manager.
Bob served as the President of the South Dekalb Rotary Club and chaired the United Way campaign in Rome, Georgia. He served on the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce and was Interim President/CEO of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. He was also appointed to the Governors Commission by Governor Sonny Purdue for the City of Johns Creek. Bob is a past director of the Citizens First Bank, Rome, GA and past director of the Floyd County Hospital Board.
Bob and his wife, Betty, have two grown children and 5 grandchildren. They enjoy family and travel. Bob is an avid fly fisherman.
Vicki Templet, Board Member
While raising their three children, Vicki has taken an active role in six schools in the Fulton Schools Northeast Learning Community. Over the past 11 years, she has enjoyed serving as Local School Advisory Council Representative for Northview High School, River Trail Middle School as Chairman, Wilson Creek Elementary School, and Autrey Mill Middle School. During this time, she also designed and implemented Science Force, a volunteer-based program supplementing the elementary science curriculum, and she continues to provide leadership, lab design, and website communications for seven schools participating in this PTA-supported program. Vicki has a keen interest in Fulton Schools charter system which she feels could swing the door to educational innovation wide open for the Johns Creek area. She holds a BS degree in Education, and has enjoyed a career path that includes being a science teacher, a product designer awarded five US Patents, and a marketing director. In her current position at Innovative Outsourcing, Vicki provides digital marketing services, including website design, social media marketing, and ghost blogging for a growing client base.