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Brian L. Johnson became the City Manager of Peachtree Corners, Georgia on November 21, 2016. As City Manager, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the City and is responsible to the Mayor and City Council for the management of all city departments and of all city affairs.
During his current tenure, Peachtree Corners has gained international attention for its construction of Curiosity Lab, a city-owned and operated 1.5-mile autonomous vehicle test track and smart city living laboratory. He has presented nationally and internationally on the living lab concept and has provided advisory assistance to numerous cities that are considering similar projects. Mr. Johnson is a frequent public speaker and has delivered keynote remarks about Curiosity Lab from the main stage at transportation, smart city, and technology conferences around the world.
Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science as well as a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government as well as the Leadership Savannah, Leadership Gwinnett, and Leadership Georgia programs. He is a Georgia Trend 40 Under 40 “Best & Brightest” honoree and a two-time recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for Valor.