Mayor & City Council

The City Council is comprised of a mayor and four council members who are elected at-large and serve four-year terms. The City Council has legislative authority, which includes, but is not limited to, supervising administrative officers, formulating policies, and exercising city powers.

The authority and duties of City Council are delineated in the city charter.

Trey King, Mayor (term expires 2025)

Trey King has been a resident of Dacula for 29 years. Before moving to Dacula, he completed high school in Stephens County and graduated from Young Harris College with an Associate of Science degree. He then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at The University of Georgia and later furthered his education by earning a Master of Science degree from Piedmont College as well as a Specialist in Education Leadership and Administration from Lincoln Memorial University.

Trey worked for 15 years as a retail pharmacist before deciding that he could better serve his community by following his passion of becoming a teacher. Currently, he is in his 23rd year as a chemistry teacher at one of Gwinnett County’s most successful public schools, Collins Hill High School. For the last 14 years, he has also served as Collins Hill’s liaison to the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, the state’s largest education association.

As an active part of the community, Trey has served as a member of the Dacula Zoning Board of Appeals, the Dacula Planning Commission, the City’s Steering Committee for the 2030 Comprehensive Land Use Plan and has been the Chairman of the Dacula Planning Commission as well as a City Council member. He has enjoyed working with people and helping others throughout his adult life and has served as a mentor-teacher through Good Samaritan Ministries for inmates at the Phillips State Prison Transitional Center. He has also volunteered with the American Red Cross, Gwinnett/Walton Habitat for Humanity, Gwinnet Recycles, and Gwinnett’s Indigent Care Clinic.

Trey enjoys listening to and playing music. He plays his bass clarinet in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Orchestra and can often be found working on vintage automobiles and enjoying time with his family and friends. He is currently serving as the mayor of Dacula and is the vice-president for the Gwinnett Municipal Association. He and his wife, Dawn, have three sons and celebrated their 36th year of marriage in March.

Denis W. Haynes, Jr., Councilmember (term expires 2025)

Denis has been a resident of Dacula since 2017 and has lived in Gwinnett county for over 20 years. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 14 years serving as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant and Drill Instructor during his tour of duty from 1981 to 1995. After his tour, he worked hard as a disabled Veteran, to earn an Associates of Arts Degree in Business Management, a Bachelor of Art degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in management with emphasis in Project Management. He also obtained his certification as a Project Management Professional, PMP. Denis has worked in the Telecommunication industry for over 20 years and is currently a Vice President of Operations.

Prior to serving on the City Council, Denis served on the Dacula Planning Commission.  During his term as a council member, he plans to prioritize growth that enhances the lifestyle, comfort and safety of the residences of Dacula. He hopes to help the city grow offering the residents to live in a small town with a big city feeling.  Denis is passionate about being a servant of the community and helping others.

Denis enjoys reading and learning as much as possible. He and his wife Sheila together have five grown children and 2 grandchildren. During their spare time they enjoy spending time with friends and family. They also enjoy working around the house and traveling.

Ann Mitchell, Councilmember (term expires 2023)

Ann Mitchell has been a resident of Dacula since 2005.  She is an Atlanta native and has lived in Fulton, Douglas, and Cobb Counties.  She is married to Dennis and they have two sons, Aaron and Eli.  Ann identifies herself as a Christ-Follower and fully relies on the hope of Christ for daily living.  Ann enjoys acting in live theatre, lots of laughter, the outdoors (specifically the mountains), delicious food, music, reading, and crafting.  She is a people person and has never met a stranger.  Ann is a knowledge seeker and can usually be found learning about something.

Daniel Spain, Councilmember (term expires 2025)

Councilman Spain has been a Dacula resident for over 60 years and is excited to begin his service to the City as a councilmember. During his term in office, he intends to help Dacula be a place that people want to and are proud to live in. His hobbies include restoring antiques and attending estate sales looking for treasures.

Sean Williams, Councilmember (term expires 2023)

Sean has been a Dacula resident for over 24 years and is active and engaged in the community. He has raised his 3 children in Dacula while working in the Information Technology field for the past 28+ years. Sean loves and deeply cares about the city of Dacula, its residents, and its local businesses.  He wants to  ensure that Dacula’s current and future growth is managed with collaborative planning and vision.  In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. His faith is the foundational center of his life.  He is an active member at 12 Stone Church where he is involved with Small Groups and Guest Services. Sean has the experience, the interpersonal skills to work well with others and to represent the people of Dacula on City Council.