About the Mayor

Meet the Mayor
B. Mock_Resized Brian K. Mock

Term: January 2022 - December 2025
Elected:  Council November 2013, Mayor November 2021

Mayor Brian Mock was first elected in November 2013 as Council Member At-Large and subsequently elected in November 2021 as Mayor. Mayor Mock served on the city council for 8 years and was appointed by his peers as Mayor Pro Tempore three terms, serving in the absence of the Mayor. Mayor Mock has championed a number of issues to include: An LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance, believing everyone should be treated equally and with respect. The decriminalizing of Marijuana, believing that too many youth of color have their lives ruined by being locked up for an insignificant offense. Affordable housing, believing that everyone that wants to live in Chamblee, should be able to live in Chamblee, whether they be wealthy or struggling to make ends meet. 

Having been in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, he is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA). During his career, he has managed multi unit hotel portfolios, built and executed multi million dollar budgets and hired and trained thousands of employees in the art of customer service. He has spent most of his career with the Hilton brand and has been recognized as General Manager of the Year for the State of Georgia. In his role as a hotelier, he also serves as Board Chairman of Discover DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau and as Board Chairman of the Sports DeKalb Commission. He has previously served for many years with the Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association. 

Mayor Mock has spent most of his life volunteering and giving back to the community. He currently serves as Board Chairman of the DeKalb Police Alliance, Past President of the North DeKalb Lions Club, and on the boards of the Elaine Clark Center, the DeKalb History Center, and the National Association of Chinese Americans. He is also a lifetime member of Keep Chamblee Beautiful.

Mayor Mock has previously served with many Chambers of Commerce, Community Improvement Districts and business associations. In local government, he believes in a regional approach and is a graduate of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Leadership Institute. He serves with the Georgia Municipal Association on the Federal Policy Council as well as the Council on Diversity Equity and Inclusion. The Mayor is active in both, the National League of Cities and the United States Conference of Mayors. 

An advocate for young people, Mayor Mock has been an exchange student host dad for many years with host sons coming from around the world to spend a year studying in local high schools. He has maintained relationships with each and every host son and has traveled the world to visit them and their families. Locally, he has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, an officer of the Juvenile Court working with troubled youth.

Mayor Mock is Chamblee’s first openly gay Mayor and resides with his partner in Chamblee’s thriving Mid City District.