Jim Paine’s commitment to our community is demonstrated by his calling Fulton County home for more than 60 years. Jim is an active leader who seeks new ways to improve the place where he lives, works and has raised his three children.

He has provided solid conservative direction as an Alpharetta City Member, including nine years as the Mayor Pro Tem and a short stint as the acting Mayor.

His skills as an entrepreneur have helped him maintain our area’s pro-business environment. He majored in Marketing at Georgia State University and had a 19-year career as a self-employed manufacturer’s representative in the radio communications industry.

Jim also served as the City of Alpharetta’s Recreation and Parks Liaison, and he earned the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association’s “Volunteer of the Year” award. Additionally, he is an active member of the Rotary Club of Alpharetta.


33 Years of Service to the Citizens of Alpharetta

As a coach, volunteer and Council Member
Youth Sports and Recreation Volunteer
Coached youth football 1978 to 1984
President Alpharetta Youth football Association two years
League Commissioner three years
Started the 7th and 8th Grade football program in 1985. Administered program for four years

Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Commission
Appointed to the Board in 1984 by Mayor Phillips
Served as Chairman for six years (1989 to 1995)
Initiated City’s first successful bond referendum in 1987
Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) 1992 Annual Volunteer of the Year Award
Architect of the successful 1995 seventeen million dollar recreation and YMCA bond referendum
Held eleven public meetings resulting in an eighty two (82%) “Yes” vote on recreation bonds
Led initial meetings with Fulton County to acquire Wills Park
Proposed to the City to use Block Grant money to build the Senior Center, purchase a bus, expand the center and build an Art’s and Craft’s building

Initiated the city-wide Greenway and Big Creek Linear Park plan with the City Planning Director

Senior Services North Fulton
Senior Services North Fulton is a Community based nonprofit organization which provides meals-on-wheels, congregate meals, home maker services and activities to senior citizens in North Fulton County. SSNF presently has a staff of twenty (20) and over eight hundred (800) volunteers.

Board of Directors 1991 to 1995
Board Chairman 1993 and 1994
Doubled size of the program in two (2) years
Worked with Fulton County to build a half million dollar Senior Center on Warsaw Road

Police Athletic League (PAL)
PAL is a non profit, recreation based, youth crime prevention program for at-risk youngsters in our community. PAL is operated by police professionals and volunteers. PAL offers many programs, including after school tutoring, summer camp, boxing, to mention a few.

Present Chairman Board of Directors Vice-chairman 1996 – 2006.

North Metro Miracle League (NMML)
NMML is a non profit adapted sports league with emphasis on interaction between persons with and without disabilities. Based at Alpharetta’s North Park, over 1500 volunteers serve more than 300 families with one or more member with disabilities. A new facility was just completed and paid for by corporate sponsors, individuals, and in kind donations exceeding one million dollars.

Board of Directors 2003 to 2006.

Ed Isakson / Alpharetta YMCA
Board of Directors January 2002 to Present
Member – Board of Directors and Healthy Living Committee

Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) and The University of Georgia
Board of the Georgia Municipal Training Institute – Certificate of Achievement 2001
GMA Environmental & Natural Resources Policy Committee Member 1999 to 2009
The Robert E. Knox, Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute – Program Completion – July 2007
The Howard F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute – Certificate of Excellence (120 Class Hours) – January 2008

Current Active Membership in Clubs, Associations or Public Service Organizations and Recent Awards
Alpharetta Rotary Club
Milton County Legislative Advisory Committee (Charter Member and Current Chairman)
Fulton County Republican Party Circle R
Chairman, American Diabetes Association 2010 Alpharetta StepOut Walk
Alpharetta Citizen Auxiliary Patrol Services (CAPS) Officer
Alpharetta Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – Instructor Level
Friends of the Alpharetta Library (FOTAL)  Honorary Member Board of Directors 2014
Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation – Business Advisory Council (2009 – 2012)
Reinhardt College Police Academy Advisory Board (2009)
Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) – Piedmont Chapter
SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal awarded February 20, 2010
State of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp Proclamation – Outstanding Georgia Citizen
Alpharetta Arboretum Inc. (Board Member)
Fulton County Schools – Superintendent’s Community Council (Steering Committee Member)
North Fulton Amateur Radio League – Executive Board Member
Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), Alpharetta Emergency Coordinator
American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
Lake Lanier Association Member for 25 years

Personal Information

Profession: Manufacturer’s Representative for 35 years, Office in Downtown Alpharetta for 22 years

Born in Atlanta, attended North Fulton High School

University of Georgia and Georgia State University School of Business Administration, major in Marketing

Lived in Alpharetta since 1971

Three children: Greg, Melanie and Richard (all Milton High School Graduates)

Six Grandchildren: Brandon, Katie, Alex, Margeaux, Elizabeth and Carter

Hobbies: Boating, computers, amateur radio (N4SEC) and tennis