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.

Best regards,

Gary Laggis, Mayor

Frank Carden, Jack Gilson, Kenny Wight



(770)365-9974 glaggis@bellsouth.net

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.


(404)277-5638 gfcarden185@gmail.com

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.


(770)845-6037 jackgilson47@gmail.com

Jack Gilson, Councilman- Jack and his wife Darla have lived in Woolsey since 1988, having originally located to Georgia courtesy of the U.S. Army. Jack was elected to the Town Council in 1991. After 12 years in the corporate sector, Jack Worked another 26 years with the State of Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, serving Georgians with disabilities by providing them with assistive technology. He is now retired.


(404)372-3396 knwright@bellsouth.net

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.