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

Colin Ake was elected to represent Ward 3 in November of 2017 with 58% of the vote in a three-way race. Since then, he has invested his time in relationships across the city, with a focus on setting policy and digging into the budget process.

Prior to joining Woodstock's City Council, Colin served as Chairman of the Board for local nonprofit Greenprints Alliance. He also served as Vice-Chair of the Woodstock Planning and Zoning Commission, where he 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.

Colin lives in Woodstock with his wife, Nikki, their four-year-old son, and two-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.

Woodstock Service Record

Woodstock City Council
Ward 3 Council Member, 2018-Present

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, Music Team


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

Georgia Tech Faculty Senate

I will always vote my conscience, even if it means voting alone.
— Colin Ake