OUR COUNTY COMMISSION
Commission Chairman, L.B. Ahrens, Jr. began his first term on the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners January 01, 2007. He was re-elected in Nov 2010 ‘unopposed’ and began a third term on January 01, 2015.
Chairman Ahrens sits on several community boards/organizations in the County, as well as in Metro Atlanta:
Prior to his election, Mr. Ahrens was an executive with extensive background in the global marketplace providing P&L leadership, brand-building, and strategic direction within the consumer products industry. This included start-ups as well as large operating companies. During his 30-plus year career, he and his family lived in Brazil, Hong Kong, and Europe for about 15 years. Mr. Ahrens worked for such well-known organizations as:
Chairman Ahrens graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1965. He is a graduate of the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, and The George Washington University in Washington, DC earning his Masters of Business Administration in International Business (MBA) in 1970, while on active duty in the Navy.
Chairman Ahrens served as an officer in the United States Navy (1966-1970), and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal (JSCM).
Married to Joan for 50 years: four children, four grandchildren.
The Ahrens live on a small horse farm and are active in tennis, pickleball, horseback riding, and golf. The Chairman played collegiate and club level lacrosse for 37 years, and rugby for 15 years, including as a member of the Brazilian National team.
District 1 Commissioner
District 2 Commissioner
District 3 Commissioner
District 4 Commissioner
K. Scott Gordon (Scott), a native of western North Carolina, is an honor graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he earned two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts (’89) and a Bachelor of Architecture (’90). Scott moved to Georgia after graduation to be near his parents who were transferred by GTE (Verizon) in 1987 and has lived in Cherokee County for over 22 years. A professional architect registered in Georgia as well as many of the surrounding states, Scott is a Principal Associate who leads the Cherokee County office of Clark Patterson Lee Design Professionals located in downtown Woodstock.
Scott has a long history of involvement in the community. His professional resume includes planning and design leadership for many notable projects in the county such as Chattahoochee Technical College Campus in Canton, the recent Cherokee County Senior Services Center renovation and the Taylor Randahl Memorial at Rope Mill Park. Once a volunteer fireman himself, Scott was also a member of the team that provided the master plan for the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services Training Center. Personally, Gordon is one of the founding members of The Southern-Off Road Bicycle Association’s (SORBA) Woodstock Chapter, who partnered with Cherokee County and US Army Corps of Engineers to deliver the highly successful Mountain Bike Trail System at Blankets Creek on Lake Allatoona off Sixes Road. Through his experience at the Chapter level, Gordon was elected as the first President of SORBA at the regional level when the organization transitioned from an executive director based hierarchy in the mid 2000’s. Scott was also a citizen appointee to both the Cherokee County Parks and Recreation Master Plan Steering Committee and the City of Woodstock’s Greenprints Plan Steering Committee. He was a founding board member of the Greenprints Alliance, a non-profit citizens group established to promote and implement Woodstock’s Greenprints Plan. Scott served for four years as the late councilwoman Tessa Basford’s appointment to the planning commission for Ward 6 in the City of Woodstock; he is a member of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce; he is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a past board member of the Construction Management Association of America, South Atlantic Chapter. Scott is also a graduate of the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2011.
For 25 years, Scott has made a career of providing leadership to communities, institutions and businesses throughout the nation and the State of Georgia, but still makes time to spend with his wife of 24 years, Lynell, and their two young children; Emily (14) and Kayleigh (7). Residents of the Deer Run Subdivision in Towne Lake, Scott and his family enjoy camping, mountain biking, shooting sports and the beach, although they admit that much of their free time revolves around school activities at Carmel Elementary and Woodstock Middle Schools or at church, were they are active members of Woodstock First Baptist.