FY 2022 Approved Budget Book

This Introduction section contains the list of Elected City Officials, City Structure, and GFOA Award

About the City

From the natural beauty of the Chattahoochee River and more than 1,000 acres of park land, to our rich and storied history and inspiring creative scene, Roswell is the perfect place to call home. We invite you to learn more about your city and to become an active part of the community!

The City of Roswell, Georgia was incorporated over 150 years ago in 1854, and is located in northern Fulton County, 20 miles north of the City of Atlanta. The City of Roswell has a land area of 42.02 square miles and has an unparalleled quality of life for its 94,763 residents (per the U.S. Census Bureau, 2019).

Roswell’s historical chronology begins around 1830 with founder Roswell King arriving on horseback from Darien, Georgia. On February 16, 1854, the Georgia General Assembly incorporated the City of Roswell. Roswell was a manufacturing village comprised of a cotton factory and later, a woolen mill run with waterpower from Vickery Creek, now known as Big Creek. Homes were large columned structures of the mill owners, smaller homes, and even apartments of the mill employees.

Today, Roswell continues to be a prosperous municipality. The City of Roswell earned an uninsured “AAA” bond rating, the highest possible rating. Fiscally prudent practices contribute to this superior rating and the City’s excellent financial strength.

City of Roswell, Georgia

Elected Officials

Mayor Lori Henry

Lori Henry,


Marcelo Zapata,

Post 1 Councilmember

Mike Palermo,

Post 2 Councilmember

Christine Hall,

Post 3 Councilmember

Marie Willsey,

Post 4 Councilmember

Matthew Tyser,

Post 5 Councilmember

Matt Judy,

Post 6 Councilmember

Mayor Pro Tem

City of Roswell Organizational Chart

City Organization

Changes to the Organizational Chart are noted below. For comparative purposes, the history of these groups are shown with current Department.

FY 2021

  • Geographical Information Systems moved from Community Development to Administration.
  • Business Registration moved from Community Development to Finance.
  • Econmonic Development Division added to Administration (added at mid year budget review FY 2021)

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to City of Roswell, Georgia for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020.

In order to receive this award, a governmental unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device. This award is valid for a period of one year only. We believe our current budget continues to conform to program requirements, and we are submitting it to GFOA to determine its eligibility for another award.