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Christopher Pike

Christopher Pike

EDFP, CPM Director of Economic Development City of South Fulton, GA

Professional Bio

Economic Development Director for the newly formed City of South Fulton. A very fast-growing city, South Fulton is the third-largest municipality in metro Atlanta and the eighth largest in the State of Georgia. I also serve as the Executive Director of the South Fulton Convention and Visitors Bureau and newly formed Downtown Development Authority. I also serve on the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance Economic Development Collective Board.

Prior to coming to South Fulton, I served as the Director of Economic Development for the City of Villa Rica, Georgia. In addition to my economic development role, I served as the executive director of the Villa Rica Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Villa Rica Downtown Development Authority.

I served with many organizations throughout west Georgia, including the Business Development Committee for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Committee for the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce and the Historic High County Travel Association.

Before joining the City of Villa Rica, I served in several capacities for the City of Albany, where I was elected to the Albany City Commission and served one term as mayor pro tem. In addition to serving in city government, I worked in several other capacities, including the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, Tax Allocation District Board, Long Term Financial Planning Board, Georgia Municipal Association Legislative Policy Council, Southwest Georgia Regional Commission and the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority.

I am also a Spring 2016 participant of the Georgia Young GameChangers and a previous recipient of the Southwest Georgia 40 Under 40 from the Albany Herald. I’m also a founding member of DC GameChangers, a group of forward-thinking young leaders working to improve the quality of life for Douglas County citizens.

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Education:
Albany State University 2001 Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Troy State University 2003 Master of Science in Management
Volunteer Work:
United Way of South Fulton Advisory Board
SEDC Involvement
State Association Committee, Annual Conference Committee
Areas of Expertise
Commercial Development, Community Development, Downtown Revitalization, Educational/ Workforce Development, Historic Preservation, Leadership Development, Marketing, Membership Development, Organization Management, Tourism Development