RUTH CAUDELL has served on the Ellijay City Council since November, 1997. Ruth had a rewarding career as an educator for thirty-eight years. From education she transitioned into various community volunteer and leadership capacities. As a council member she has served as Mayor Pro Tem, President of Region 1 of the Georgia Municipal Association and on the Georgia Municipal Association Board of Directors. Presently she serves as a Council representative on the Better Hometown Board, the Gilmer County Kids Kottage Commission, Gilmer County Family Connection Collaborative and Commission, and the Gilmer County and Regional Library Boards of Trustees. She was selected as Gilmer County 1999 Citizen of the Year and Gilmer County 2000 People of the Century.
AL FULLER is serving his second term as city council member since his election in 2000.
DAVID WESTMORELAND, Mayor Pro-Tem, has served two terms as city council member, one term as Mayor and is currently serving his second term as Mayor Pro-Tem since his election in 1982.
MAYOR AL HOYLE, Chairman of the City Council () is serving his third term as Mayor since 1997.
KATHRYN LANCEY is serving her third term as city council member since her election in 1997.
LYNELLE STEWART was born and raised in Ellijay and taught in the Gilmer County School system for eleven years. In 1985, she moved to Dalton and completed her career in the Whitfield County School system. In 2011, Lynelle and her husband, Stan, moved to Ellijay, where she currently is active in the Ellijay First United Methodist Church as a Stephen Minister, Noon Circle member, and office volunteer. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Gilmer County Library. She has one son, Jeb Arp, and two stepsons, Thomas and Dustin Stewart.