Mike Furbush is a registered Landscape Architect and a certified Arborist, who has worked for the City of Newnan for the past 25 years. He is the director of the City’s Beautification Department which is responsible for the effective maintenance and enhancement of the City’s parks, public grounds, streetscapes, and limited road rights of way. As part of his overall responsibilities, Mike serves as the staff liaison for the City of Newnan’s Tree Commission, Parks Commission, and Newnan Youth Council. Mike takes great pleasure in being involved in numerous City projects including downtown streetscapes, First Avenue, Greenville Street, and C. Jay Smith Parks.
Mike grew up as an Air Force military brat with stops in California, Texas, and Delaware, which also included a three year stint in Japan. He has lived in Georgia since 1973. He graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia and gathered invaluable experience in the fields of landscape architecture and engineering up until 1998 when he came to work for the City of Newnan.
Mike has lived in Sharpsburg, in the Thomas Crossroads area, for the past 35 years. Mike was married to his treasured wife, Robin, for over 21 years until she passed away 13 years ago after a courageous battle with leukemia. Mike is currently a single dad steadfastly and enthusiastically raising two beautiful daughters, Hannah Grace and Bethany Gayle. He also has a delightful new grand-daughter, Sophia Rene. Mike is an active member of Crossroads Church, where he has served in various capacities for the past 35 years. Mike and his girls have prayerfully participated in numerous church mission trips over the past 13 years, including trips to Italy, Brazil, and Belize. Mike also served as the past, long time, president of Sharpsburg Youth Baseball League and currently serves as the Youth Baseball League Coordinator at Crossroads Church. He is also a seasoned baseball coach and umpire. His passions include God, his girls, baseball, trees, and Italy in that order.