Stone Mountain, Georgia , United States
|| November 12, 1956
Mar 10, 2018 08:46pm
|Info||Born November 12, 1956 |
Married to Shawn Evans Mitchell
One Daughter - Maya
Very active member of the Saint Philip AME Church, an over 8,000-member congregation in Decatur, GA where he also serves as an officer
JD - Atlanta Law School
Elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002 - currently serving his first term.
Elected to first term on the Stone Mountain City Council in 1995
Selected by his colleagues to serve as Mayor Pro Tem (Vice Mayor).
Served as Chairman of the Finance Committee
Billy�s record of service is longstanding, having previously served as chairperson of the DeKalb County Cable Television Advisory Board (responsible for the negotiation of a $150 million dollar franchise agreement), and member of the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals, both appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
He has also served as president of the Countryside Manor Homeowners Association, Policy Board Member of the Regional Business Coalition and president of the DeKalb Municipal Association, which is made up of all the municipally elected officials of DeKalb County.
He was also a statewide elected delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention, which took place in Los Angeles.
He presently serves as immediate past-president of the Airport Area Chamber of Commerce and immediate past-president of the South Fulton Rotary Club, having lead them to �Distinguished Club� status.
He also serves as Executive Board member of the DeKalb Democratic Committee, member of the Board of Directors of the 100 Black Men of America � DeKalb Chapter, among many other affiliations.
Billy has received numerous awards including the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Award for academic achievement, the Shoney�s Restaurant Community Hero award, the DeKalb NAACP Pat Jones community service award, the United States Jay-Cees selection as an �Outstanding Young Man in America, the East Point VFW �Mr. South Fulton� award for community service, the South Fulton Rotary Club �Rotarian of the Year� award as well as the Rotary International �Distinguished Club President� award.
Billy also serves as host of the topical talk show, �Community Forum with Billy Mitchell,� which is heard on 91.9FM, WCLK Radio by a growing audience of over 120,000 listeners in the metropolitan area. Some of his guests have included Bush cabinet member Christine Todd Whitman, then Georgia governor Roy Barnes, Attorney Johnnie Cochran, among many others.
A frequent public speaker, lecturer and writer, Billy has written several articles that have appeared in print and in various newspapers and magazines. He is also a contributor to the best selling book, �Keeping the Faith � Stories of Love, Courage, Healing and Hope� by popular author, radio and television personality, Tavis Smiley. The book was most recently honored as �The Best Literary Work for Non-Fiction,� at the nationally televised NAACP Image Awards.