Our Values and Commitments 

Statement of Our Philosophy:

We believe the Stockbridge Community deserves quality services delivered in a professional, courteous and efficient manner. We are dedicated to the excellence of services to the citizens of our community.

We recognize that people are our most valuable asset in delivering services to our citizens and we believe that each person deserves:

  • A challenging, satisfying, positive and rewarding work environment.
  • Respect, recognition and reward
  • A safe, healthy, drug free work place
  • The opportunity to pursue and achieve their personal and career goals.

Vision Statement:

To be the most progressive business and family oriented community in Metro Atlanta with a focus on enhanced Quality of Life initiatives which promote a sustainable “Live, Work, Play” environment.

Mission Statement:

To provide visionary leadership and superior municipal services that enhance the quality of life for citizens while creating a welcoming business atmosphere focused on sustainability and expansion of tourism and cultural events.

The City of Stockbridge serves the community in the following areas:

  • Planning and Implementation
  • Preserving our History
  • Information and Education
  • Communication
  • Economic Development
  • Beautification and Restoration
  • Protection of our Community and the Environment

The City’s professional team is dedicated to providing:

  • Quality, visible state-of-the-art services.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in meeting the changing needs of our community.
  • Accountability for services delivered.

The best quality of life possible for its citizens.


Mayor Anthony S. Ford, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) brings thirty years of logistics and operational experience at various levels of management while serving in the United States Army to include management of personnel, resources and funding of projects. He is a recipient of numerous awards, accolades and completed several advanced military courses while performing his duties for our country. Anthony received his BA from Northeast Missouri State University (NMSU), which is now known as Truman State University, Kirksville, MO and he was originally raised in St. Louis, MO.

Anthony was actively involved with several community organizations and boards since his military retirement in May 2010, which includes serving as President of the Board of Directors for the Monarch Village Community Association, Inc; Dutchtown High School, School Council (2010-2014) and Economics & Education (E/2) Alliance. He also has served as a citizen volunteer on the City of Stockbridge’s Sign Ordinance Committee and Community Partnership Grant Committee.

Anthony and his wife Alcelia moved to Henry County 16 years ago and decided to make Stockbridge their home to raise their daughter, Ariana.

Anthony’s “Vision” for the City of Stockbridge is to make living, working and enjoying your family the best living experience we can imagine. The intent is to make Stockbridge an extremely inclusive community that is economically sound, small business friendly and truly a family-oriented environment that will make each citizen proud to live within the City of Stockbridge. We must thoroughly capitalize on our very strategic location with easy access to Interstates 75 and 675 that allows individuals the avenues to visit and partake in our city’s tourism and cultural events.

Anthony’s intent is to work endlessly for all citizens, business owners and interested stakeholders that have a vested interest in the city’s daily activities. He truly realizes being elected by the citizens, he represents the citizens and is fiscally responsible and accountable to the citizens. He believes is best to establish open dialogue with the citizens you serve while establishing trust, show openness and transparency.

Mayor Ford is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Rho Sigma Lambda Chapter located in Henry County. He is also a member of VFW Post 12180 here in Henry County.

Mayor Ford says “Stockbridge, together as a Team we can make a positive change for the future.                                                                                     

City Council Regular Meetings:

Council Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 6:00 P.M.

Meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chamber located at 4640 N. Henry Blvd. Stockbridge, GA 30281

City Council Work Session Meetings:

Work Sessions are held on the last Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 6:00 P.M. Meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chamber located at 4640 N. Henry Blvd. Stockbridge, GA 30281.

Work Session meeting dates in June, November and December are subject to change.

Please visit the City’s website for meeting notices.

Meeting Schedule: 

View  202 City Meetings Calendar. 

2023 Meetings Calendar

Holiday Schedule:

View 2023 City Holiday Calendar.

2023 Holiday Calendar

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