City Manager, Canton
William “Billy” Peppers was appointed by the Mayor and Council as City Manager in May 2015 and has served in this post since June 15, 2015.
As City Manager, Billy is responsible for the supervision of all City Departments, as well as keeping the Mayor and Council apprised of the City’s finances and operations. The position is also responsible for implementing all City ordinances, policies and resolutions and assuring that they are enforced. Canton’s City Manager attends all meetings of the City Council as well as attends necessary meetings of other boards and commissions to provide greater insight of the City operations back to the Mayor and Council. Along with the City’s Chief Financial Officer, the City Manager prepares and submits to the Mayor and Council an annual operating and capital budget outlining all revenues and expenditures of the City for the future fiscal year.
Billy is a native of Summerville, Georgia and graduated from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia in 2004. He has served as an Appropriations Analyst for the Senate Budget Office of the Georgia General Assembly (2004-2005), Director of Economic and Downtown Development for the City of Woodstock (2005-2012), and State Director of Downtown Development for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (2012-2015). Billy is married to Julie Prather, a native of Canton, who serves as the Assistant Principal at Sixes Elementary School. They have two sons, Turner and Jennings.