Mayor Michael Caldwell is a successful entrepreneur, business owner, a former four-term member of the Georgia House of Representatives, and the 31st Mayor of the City of Woodstock. He is raising his family in downtown Woodstock, he has built his business in downtown Woodstock and he is committed to making Woodstock the best city in America to live, work and play.
Michael owns Black Airplane, a full-stack digital product agency in downtown Woodstock. The award-winning company employs more than 25 Georgians full-time and serves some of the largest companies in the world. As a proven technology leader in Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp appointed Michael to serve on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Technology Authority.
In 2012, Michael was elected the youngest state legislator in the United States and retired after serving Woodstock for eight years in Georgia’s House of Representatives. He championed ethics reform, term limits, and economic freedom across Georgia.
Michael was on the founding team of the North Atlanta Venture Mentoring Service, the first MIT trained entrepreneurial mentoring service in Georgia aimed at helping new ventures increase their odds of success here in Cherokee County. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cherokee County Historical Society, and his wife Katie serves as the President of the Woodstock Arts Board of Directors.
Michael grew up in Woodstock, graduated from Cherokee County Public Schools, and earned his BBA in Finance from Kennesaw State University in less than three years. Michael and his wife Katie have three children, Oliver, Elizabeth and Charlotte. The Caldwell family are members of Sojourn Woodstock.