Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker was born in Suffern, New York. He moved to the Metro-Atlanta area when he was five and went on to graduate from Lakeside High School. He earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Georgia.
He was elected the first mayor of Johns Creek, Ga., on Nov. 7, 2006. His term began on Dec. 1 of that year. In January 2018 he will be sworn into his fourth term as Mayor as he was just reelected this November.
He is currently a partner in NexDimension Technology Solutions. Shortly after moving to the North Fulton area in 1998, he became involved in community affairs, first as president of his homeowners association, The Communities of Wellington, and later as a board member of the Johns Creek Community Association (JCCA).
Through his work with the JCCA, he was appointed chair of the Northeast Fulton Study Committee (NEFSCO) and subsequently also served as chairman of the Committee for Johns Creek. Those organizations helped study and eventually promote the referendum vote for cityhood. On July 18, 2006 the citizens of Johns Creek voted to create the city, and Bodker was elected its first Mayor on November 7, 2006.
Since his election, Mayor Bodker has spearheaded the formation of the North Fulton Municipal Association (NFMA) which includes the mayors of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs. He served as the NFMA inaugural chairman and is currently in his second year as chair of the organization. He also served as the chairman of the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association, as well as on the board of directors and treasurer of the Atlanta Regional Commission.
He was inaugurated as the 83rd president for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in June 2015, completing his term as of June 2016, and he continues to serve on the board of GMA. Prior to his ascension as president, he previously served as the organization's First Vice President and past chair of the Revenue and Finance Committee, Federal Policy Council, and Legislative Policy Council. He was inducted in the Georgia Municipal Hall of Fame as a result of his tenure as President of GMA.
Mayor Bodker also serves in leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors as Vice Chair of the Tourism, Arts, Parks, and Entertainment & Sports Standing Committee, and on the boards of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce.
Bodker has twin children, Jake and Keri and a 4-year-old daughter, Emma Kate.