CITY OF POOLER ELECTED OFFICIALS (in order of time on council)

Councilman Stevie Wall

Councilman Stevie Wall, 49 is a native of Pooler. He has been on the council for 14 years, and remains the longest active serving councilman. A graduate of Tompkins High School and Savannah Tech. Wall has worked in the utility department of International Paper for 26 years, and is an inactive licensed real estate agent.

He is a former chairman of the Pooler Planning and Zoning committee; former chairman of the Public Safety committee; and currently serves as chairman for the water and sewer committee.

His family includes his wife Donna, of nearly 10 years, and their daughter Rachelle Laughinghouse. Wall is also a lifelong member of Rothwell Baptist Church.

Councilman Bruce Allen

Bruce Allen is a lifelong resident of Pooler.  He has been employed by International Paper for 35 years.  He is a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.  He has served on City Council for 8 years and is currently Mayor Pro-Tem. He is a former Chairman of the Finance committee, Public Safety committee; and currently serves as chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee. 

He loves being a part of the City of Pooler and helping the City move forward in its growth.  But he still feels that the City has that small home-town feeling. He married Kathy Wilson in 1983 and has a son, Bo who lives in Pooler.  It is a privilege and honor to serve the citizens of Pooler.

Councilwoman Rebecca Benton

As a lifelong resident of Pooler, Rebecca Benton grew up on Benton's Dairy-producer of Starland Dairies. Benton is an attorney and presently serves as Pooler City Council liaison with the streets and drainage committee. She received a 2006 Certificate of Recognition from Georgia Training and Institute for Elected Officials for completing required courses.
 
Benton is also a board member and legal advisor of Savannah Children's Theatre and member of the Pooler Rotary Club. 

Councilman Mike Royal

Councilman Michael Royal, 45, is a Pooler native.  He was elected to the council in 2005.  He is a professional plumber, and has been the owner/ operator for Mike Royal Plumbing Co., since 1997.

He is a Groves High School graduate.  His past civic involvement includes being a member and chairman of the Pooler Recreation Committee. He is a member of Rothwell Baptist Church, where he serves on various committees. Royal has been married for 29 years to wife, Cathy. Together they have three sons: Clay, 23; Matt, 20; and John Taylor, 18

Councilwoman Shannon Black

Council Woman Shannon Black has called Pooler "home" for the past 16 years. She is married to Joey Black and has two children, Zachary and Josie Grace. Her background is in Property Development and she holds a Georgia Real Estate License.

She is very active in the community and education, and continues to serve as Treasurer on the Pooler Elementary PTA. She was elected to Council in 2010 and currently chairs the Recreation Committee. Mrs. Black attended Georgia Southern University.

Councilman David Burke

Councilman David Burke elected to council in 2010.  He is a retired Major of 30 years from the Pooler Police Department.  He has received numerous diplomas and distinguished awards throughout his career. He is a member of Life Springs Worship Center where he served as President of the Men's Ministry.

 He has been married to lifelong resident Debbie Dilas Burke for 38 years.  Together they have 2 grown children, James and Farrah, both of Pooler.  They also have 8 grandchildren.