Colin Ake has spent years serving Woodstock and promoting growth in our community

As Chairman of the Board for local nonprofit Greenprints Alliance and former Vice-Chair of the Woodstock Planning and Zoning Commission, Colin helped maintain and expand Woodstock's special character. Today, our city is a place we can all be proud of thanks to the foresight and investment of many in the community. As your councilman, Colin will continue to work hard to guide Woodstock's growth in the coming years.

Colin lives in Woodstock with his wife, Nikki, their three-year-old son, and one-year-old daughter. Woodstock is where Colin grew up and where Colin and his wife chose to raise their family. His track-record as a volunteer in our community speaks for itself: Colin wants this city to be a great place for families and businesses to thrive.

This November 7, vote for Colin Ake to represent Ward 3.

Woodstock Service Record

Greenprints Alliance
Board of Directors 2014, Vice-Chair 2015,
Chair 2016-2017

Woodstock, GA Planning and Zoning Commission
Mayor's Appointee, Commissioner 2015,
Vice Chair 2017

Cherokee and Woodstock Economic Development
Helped develop Fresh Start Cherokee and The Circuit business model, layout, and overall concept

Woodstock Police Department
Body-Worn Camera Citizens Working Group

Sojourn Community Church
Long-Term Planning Team, Community Group Leader

 

additional experience

Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute
Principal, Georgia Tech VentureLab

National Science Foundation - Innovation Corps
Regional Lead Instructor, I-Corps South

State Senate Spaceport Study Committee
Citizen Appointee

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
Instructor


I believe my experience qualifies me to represent well those who have called Woodstock home for decades and newcomers alike.
— Colin Ake

Bio sketch

Passionate about a trail system for his children to use as they grow up, Colin volunteered with Woodstock-based trail advocacy organization Greenprints Alliance and was elected to their Board of Directors in 2014. Colin served as the organization’s vice-chair in 2015 and has served as the board chair since 2016. He represented Greenprints Alliance on the Woodstock Police Department’s Body-Worn Camera Working Group, working to balance transparency with privacy concerns.

His passion for Woodstock led to an appointment to the Woodstock Planning and Zoning Commission by Mayor Donnie Henriques in the fall of 2015. He was elected as vice chair of that same body in January 2017 and served through April before stepping down to launch his campaign for Woodstock City Council.

Colin’s service expands beyond planning to economic development and service organizations. He served on a Georgia Senate Study Committee examining opportunities and challenges facing a potential spaceport on the Georgia coast and assisted Woodstock and Cherokee Economic Development organizations in establishing a concept of operations and launching their entrepreneurial initiatives. He and his family are members and actively involved in leadership roles at Sojourn Community Church in Woodstock.

Colin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Masters in Business Administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he works full-time teaching entrepreneurship and advancing commercialization projects.