Happily Married to Candice since 1997
Two children: Colton and Kayley
One Dog, Millie
BBA: University of Georgia, Terry College of Business (1997)
JD: Georgia State University, College of Law (2000)
MBA: Georgia Sate University, J. Mack College of Business (2000)
Mayor of Alpharetta
Alpharetta City Council
Twice named Rising Star by Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine
Named Best Attorney by My Community Magazine
State Bar of Georgia
Chairman, North Fulton Mayor’s Association
Chairman, Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Board
Board Member, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
North Fulton Bar Association
Alpharetta Rotary Club
Alpharetta Business Association
North Point Community Church
Mayor David Belle Isle
A husband, father, business owner and community leader, David Belle Isle was sworn into office as Alpharetta’s mayor in 2012.
David is the son of an entrepreneur and career pilot. From his Father’s instruction, David learned to fly before he learned to drive. At age 11, David began his first business washing airplanes and cars outside his Father’s flight school on the hot Georgia tarmac. It was there, over the next six years, David first learned the value of opportunity, saving, and hard work.
David is a 5th generation Atlantan, but later moved with his family to Gainesville, Georgia where he attended North Hall High School. He graduated from The University of Georgia’s College of Business in 1997, where he first dated and married his wife, Candice. David went on to earn both his law degree and MBA from Georgia State University in 2000.
David launched his law firm in the heart of Alpharetta in 2007, focusing his practice on commercial real estate and secured transactions. Hipes & Belle Isle is now 7 attorneys strong and the premier law firm for North Fulton’s business needs, covering litigation, real estate, employment law, contracts, wills and estates, corporations and secured transactions. David has been twice named a Top Young Attorney in Georgia by Atlanta Magazine, Super Lawyers’ Edition. He has also been named Best Attorney by My Community Magazine.
While living in Alpharetta with his wife and two young children, Colton and Kayley, David saw a need for community and connection. He developed a strong belief that any southern town over 155 years old with 62,000 residents should have a strong and vibrant Downtown. With this need recognized, David ran for and won a seat on Alpharetta’s City Council in 2006. It was this same need that drove him to run for mayor five years later.
Over the course of David’s public service, he has championed three efforts to reinvent Alpharetta’s downtown. The first two efforts failed; the second more spectacularly than the first. But, with a determined Council, the third and final effort is now funded at over $30,000,000.00 and well under way. Food trucks, new construction, and music-centered events have begun to transform Downtown Alpharetta. Where there was once empty storefronts, there are now nearly a dozen restaurants with new shops opening every month.
In David’s first year as mayor, David led the charge with a forward-thinking Council to land Georgia’s newest technical college in the city of Alpharetta, making the case for a $4,000,000.00 incentive to enable the new campus.
David also recognized that Alpharetta was not merely a corporate headquarters city. The City boasts over 600 technology companies; more than twice the number of the City of Atlanta. So, David formed the State’s first technology commission. Comprised of Alpharetta’s leading technology executives, the ATC is leading the City towards innovation, cutting edge infrastructure, national branding, and the creation of a technology culture. And,….its working. In 18 months, Alpharetta has added over 4,300 high-paying technology jobs and is becoming known as the Technology City of the South.
Over the course of David’s leadership, Alpharetta has been named the 6th fastest growing city in the country and the 7th friendliest city in the nation by Forbes. It has maintained the lowest unemployment rate in Georgia, and it is one of only two cities in the State to hold a AAA bond rating. Alpharetta also maintains the lowest office vacancy rate in the state and was recently named the fourth best city in Georgia in which to live.
David chairs the North Fulton Mayor’s Association and the Alpharetta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. David has been a member of North Point Community Church since 1999. He is an active member of the Alpharetta Rotary Club, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and the Alpharetta Business Association.
David loves to speak at local churches, is a terrible golfer, and hopes to one day be a BBQ pit master.