Governing Board

Lynne Riley

Commissioner - Department of Revenue


Commissioner Lynne Riley comes to the Department of Revenue most recently from the Georgia General Assembly, where she served her fourth year in office as the House District 50 (Johns Creek) Representative. She served as one of Gov. Deal’s floor leaders and as a member of the Ways and Means, Natural Resources and Environment, Retirement and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Oversight committees.

Commissioner Riley previously served as the Fulton County Commissioner for District 3 from July 2004 to December 2010. As Commissioner, Riley served on the Fulton County Employees Retirement Board and the Fulton County Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Committee. She was a Board Member of the Atlanta/Fulton County Water Resources Commission, and the Chair of the Fulton County Building Authority. She served on U. S. Congressman Tom Price’s Advisory Council. Riley was appointed to the National Association of Counties Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee. She served as Vice-Chair of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia’s Revenue and Finance Policy Committee in 2010, and Economic Development and Transportation Policy Committee in 2009. In 2008, she was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Public Defender Supervisory Council for the Atlanta Judicial Circuit. Lynne worked with the North Fulton House Delegation in the creation of the new cities of Sandy Springs, Johns Creek and Milton.

Commissioner Riley has long been involved with an extensive group of community and civic organizations. Her service has included posts as treasurer and board member of the Johns Creek Community Association Inc., member of various Fulton County Citizen Advisory Boards, PTA volunteer at five Fulton County Schools, and served as an officer in the Aviary and Cameron Homeowners Associations. Lynne served on the American Cancer Society North Fulton Advisory Board and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Board of Trustees. Riley is a member of the Class of 2005 of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute and an alumnus of the Coverdell Leadership Institute. Lynne is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Johns Creek Foundation, Inc. and the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute, Inc. Riley is a Board member of the Johns Creek Economic Development Corporation, and is currently participating in the “Johns Creek Advantage” economic development initiative.

Lynne Riley is a professional accountant and was Principal of Riley Accounting Services for over 30 years. She attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts, and the American Institute of Banking in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lynne is married to Mike Riley, Equipment Innovation Manager for The Coca-Cola Company. They have three adult children: Katie, a media marketing professional; Eileen, an engineering professional; and Greg, who is currently enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering degree program at Georgia Institute of Technology. They are members of St. Benedict Catholic Church and have resided in the Johns Creek community for over 25 years.