Brian Johnson

City Manager

Peachtree Corners

Brian L. Johnson became the City Manager of Peachtree Corners, Georgia on November 21, 2016. As
City Manager, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the City and is responsible to the Mayor and City
Council for the management of all city departments and of all city affairs.

Mr. Johnson previously served as the City Manager of Garden City, Georgia and most
recently of Anniston, Alabama. He is currently one of only 1,280 local government
management professionals worldwide and one of only 57 in Georgia to have earned the
prestigious Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County
Management Association.

Mr. Johnson’s professional career began in the military as a Cryptologist in the U.S. Navy where he
served in various positions within the Naval Intelligence community. Following his acceptance into the
U.S. Army’s commissioning program, Mr. Johnson was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon
graduation as the Distinguished Military Honor Graduate from the University of Georgia. He served in
various leadership positions within mechanized and light infantry units as well as a number of key staff
assignments to include Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commanding General of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army
Airfield. As a member of the Third Infantry Division, Mr. Johnson commanded an infantry unit in the
fight to Baghdad and subsequent peacekeeping operations that were conducted during the first year of
Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was during this time that his interest and experience in local government
management began. As the Officer-in-Charge of a civil-military operation in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr
City, he successfully planned and organized the formation of a municipal government, assisted in the
recruitment and training of its personnel, and supervised the rebuilding of its supporting civil
infrastructure.
Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science as well as a Master of Public
Administration from the University of Georgia. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Program for
Senior Executives in State and Local Government as well as the Leadership Savannah and Leadership
Georgia programs. He is a Georgia Trend 40 Under 40 “Best & Brightest” honoree and a two-time
recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for Valor.
A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Mr. Johnson is married to the former Cheri Wehling of
Washington, Kansas. They have a 12-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son.

Brian Johnson

City Manager

Peachtree Corners

Brian L. Johnson became the City Manager of Peachtree Corners, Georgia on November 21, 2016. As
City Manager, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the City and is responsible to the Mayor and City
Council for the management of all city departments and of all city affairs.

Mr. Johnson previously served as the City Manager of Garden City, Georgia and most
recently of Anniston, Alabama. He is currently one of only 1,280 local government
management professionals worldwide and one of only 57 in Georgia to have earned the
prestigious Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County
Management Association.

Mr. Johnson’s professional career began in the military as a Cryptologist in the U.S. Navy where he
served in various positions within the Naval Intelligence community. Following his acceptance into the
U.S. Army’s commissioning program, Mr. Johnson was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon
graduation as the Distinguished Military Honor Graduate from the University of Georgia. He served in
various leadership positions within mechanized and light infantry units as well as a number of key staff
assignments to include Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commanding General of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army
Airfield. As a member of the Third Infantry Division, Mr. Johnson commanded an infantry unit in the
fight to Baghdad and subsequent peacekeeping operations that were conducted during the first year of
Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was during this time that his interest and experience in local government
management began. As the Officer-in-Charge of a civil-military operation in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr
City, he successfully planned and organized the formation of a municipal government, assisted in the
recruitment and training of its personnel, and supervised the rebuilding of its supporting civil
infrastructure.
Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science as well as a Master of Public
Administration from the University of Georgia. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Program for
Senior Executives in State and Local Government as well as the Leadership Savannah and Leadership
Georgia programs. He is a Georgia Trend 40 Under 40 “Best & Brightest” honoree and a two-time
recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for Valor.
A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Mr. Johnson is married to the former Cheri Wehling of
Washington, Kansas. They have a 12-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son.