Members of City Council
About City Council
The City Council Members of Lawrenceville are elected by the citizens to serve on the City Council for four-year terms.
Meeting agendas and minutes are posted online. The Council meets once a month on the first Monday, unless noted, in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. Meeting dates subject to change. Please confirm with City Hall. View the calendar for specific dates. For questions or comments, please contact your City Council representatives.
We are pleased to introduce the City Council Members of Lawrenceville. Feel free to contact us for specific answers to your questions.
Marie Beiser, a resident of Lawrenceville since 1962, is a retired educator from Gwinnett County Public Schools. Marie received her undergraduate degree from LaGrange College and her graduate degrees from the University of Georgia.
Marie is a past president of the Gwinnett County Retired Educators Association and the Lawrenceville Garden Club. Before her election she was the Vice Chairman of the Downtown Development Authority, Chairman of the Lawrenceville Development Authority, and Chairman of the Architectural Review Board. She is a graduate of Senior Leadership Gwinnett sponsored by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Marie has been an active member of her homeowners association.
Marie and Bob Beiser, a retired educator, have been married 46 years and are active members of Lawrenceville United Methodist Church and members of the Wesley Sunday school class.
Bob and his wife Valerie have lived in Lawrenceville for 32 years. Valerie served as a teacher and principal for thirty eight years, eight of those as principal of Central. They have two boys, Barrett and Pearson, who attended Central Cluster schools and now are students at the University of Georgia.
Bob earned a doctorate in education at the University of Tennessee. After serving as principal of J.G. Dyer Elementary School in Lawrenceville for five years, Bob was associate superintendent and interim superintendent of Marietta City Schools for several years before returning to Gwinnett as principal of Mountain Park Elementary. After his appointment to Mountain Park, Bob served as principal of Parkview High School for five years.
Bob’s community participation includes regular attendance and service as usher for Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church. He was appointed by the City of Lawrenceville to the board of the Lawrenceville Trade and Tourism Association serving as president for two years. For several years Bob was a coach in Lawrenceville Youth League football. He served at Richards Middle School as a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Council and Co-President of the PTA. Bob is currently a member of the Central High School Cluster Foundation Board of Advisors and a volunteer for the Gwinnett County Fair.
Keith Roche and his wife, Bev, have lived in Lawrenceville since 1995. Keith has his degree in Business Administration and is retired from PPG Industries after forty-one years in the coatings business. Bev is a retired executive recruiter and is presently active in the wealth management industry.
After retiring, Keith became active in the community. He was elected to the Engage Gwinnett Citizens Committee in 2009. The county was facing difficult times due to the recession, and the committee was charged with finding and recommending cost savings expense reductions.
After Engage Gwinnett, Keith became involved with Gwinnett Senior Leadership. After completing the program he has remained in a leadership role, serving on several program day committees and also on the Steering Committee.
Before being elected to City Council, Keith was a member of the Lawrenceville Planning & Zoning Commission.
Keith and Bev are members of Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church. Both are involved in LEAP (Lawrenceville Employment Assistance Program). LEAP is a faith based program that assists unemployed and under-employed people to navigate through the job search process.
Keith and his wife have a daughter, who is married and lives in Atlanta.