City Council

Council Members

Date Elected
Term Expires
Frank Moran Mayor November 2019 December 2023
Teresa Philyaw
Mayor Pro Tem, Post 1 November 2019
December 2023
Kathy Bookout Post 2 November 2019
December 2023
Melissa R. Bayardelle Post 3 November 2021 December 2025
Derrick Battle Post 4 November 2021
December 2025
Doris Devey Post 5 November 2021 December 2025

Council Information

The City Council governs many City functions and is responsible for setting policy, approving the City budget, and enacting municipal ordinances. The City Council also appoints the Mayor Pro Tem, City Attorney and City Clerk.

Council members represent the City by responding to inquiries, suggestions, and complaints. If you would like to address the City Council, please contact the City Clerk.


  • Council Chambers are located in the Hiram Municipal Annex (formerly known as the Community Center), 219 Main Street, Hiram, GA 30141.
  • Regular Session Council meetings are typically the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted, and are held in the Hiram Municipal Annex; see calendar below for scheduled Regular Session dates.
  • Work Sessions are typically the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted, and are held in the Hiram Municipal Annex; see calendar below for scheduled Work Session dates. Additional Work Sessions will be called as necessary depending on the business of the Governing Authority and will be posted as soon as scheduled.
  • 2023 City Council Meeting Calendar-adopted November 1, 2022; please review Calendar for Meeting Dates (NOTE: Meeting dates/times/location may change as required - Changes will always be posted)
  • Meeting Agendas (in the "Files" column) are located in the tables below, beginning with the October 1, 2019 Regular Session; visit the Archive Center for other documents, including Minutes, or contact the City Clerk:  Archive Center
  • Visitor Business is the portion of a meeting reserved for persons wishing to address the City Council at a Council Meeting.  There are restrictions on who can speak; the time allotted to each Visitor is 5 minutes unless extended by a majority vote of the City Council.  Please read the Ordinance for full details.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk.

Individuals with disabilities who require certain accommodations in order to allow them to observe and/or participate in a meeting, or who have questions regarding the accessibility of a meeting or the facilities, are required to contact the City Clerk at (770) 943-3726, ext. 2025 promptly (a week’s notice is preferred) to allow the City to make reasonable accommodations for those persons.


Please visit the City Manager's page for Budget Information including Millage Rate information.

City Manager's Page