Born in Savannah, moved to West Chatham at age 8, and has lived in Pooler since 1977. Elected to Council in 2003 and Mayor in 2004.
Joined the Navy during the Vietnam War Era and married Diane Scott, from Pooler, in 1971. In late 2014 after 43 plus wonderful years of Marriage, Diane passed away. The couple has two children: Scott, and Wendi and three Grandchildren: Taylor, Chase and Railey.
Mike was ordained a Deacon in 1979 and is a member of Rothwell Baptist Church. He is also a Charter Member of West Chatham American Legion Post 322 and the Pooler Lions Club.
From the Mayor's Desk
Hello friends and neighbors…
It is an honor to be the Mayor of Pooler, Georgia. We are one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia. In the 2010 census we nearly tripled our population and many new businesses have located in our city. We have long been known as the targeted area for growth but with I 95, I 16, US 80 and Pooler Parkway going through the center of our city I believe we are the bull’s eye for growth.
The 1000 plus businesses we have vary in size from Mom and Pop to world wide known organizations. We strive to be the city that has it all.
The city of Pooler is blessed to have a great city staff, caring citizens and we are known to be one of the safest place to live. Our city has seen a lot of growth since 1907 but I believe we have many more exciting days ahead of us.