Mayor of Tifton Named President of Georgia Municipal Association |

ATLANTA — Following a successful annual convention in Savannah, the Georgia Municipal Association has announced this year’s officers and board of directors.

The council is made up of active municipal officials, including mayors and council members; representatives of city attorneys, city managers, clerks and finance officers; the president of the Georgia Municipal Employee Benefit System; and GMA Executive Director and CEO Larry Hanson. All council members, including Chair Julie Smith, Mayor of Tifton, were sworn in at the annual convention. These leaders are active city officials from across the state of Georgia who lead the organization’s committees, advocate for city legislative interests at the state and federal levels, and represent GMA in various capacities.

The 2022-2023 Board of Directors is composed of:


Chair: Julie B. Smith: Mayor, Tifton

1st Vice President: Randall Walker: Mayor, Perry

2nd Vice President: Fred P. Perriman, Mayor of Madison

3rd Vice-Chair: Bianca Motley Broom, Mayor, College Park

Active Past Presidents

Past President: Jim Thornton, Mayor, LaGrange

Past President: William McIntosh, Mayor, Moultrie

Past President: Keith Brady: Mayor, Newnan

Past President: John Reid: Mayor, Eatonton

Past President: Linda Blechinger, Mayor of Auburn

Past President: Vince Williams, Mayor, Union City

Executive Director and CEO

larry hanson

Administrators in general

Shelly Jackson Berryhill, Commissioner, Hawkinsville

Lisa Clarke Hill, Board Member, Moultrie

Ollie Clemons, Mayor of Austell

Andre Dickens, Mayor of Atlanta

Andrea Gibby, Mayor of Young Harris

Skip Henderson, Mayor of Columbus

Deana Holiday Ingraham, Mayor, East Point

Jason Holt, Mayor of Fitzgerald

Isaiah Hughley, City Manager, Columbus

Michael-Angelo James, Mayor, Waycross

Jonathan McCollar, Mayor of Statesboro

Lester Miller, Mayor, Macon-Bibb County

Liz Ordiales, Mayor, Hiawassee

Rusty Paul, Mayor of Sandy Springs

District Officers

district one

Chair: Tyree Goodlett, Board Member, Dalton

1st Vice-Chair: Kelly Bomar, Board Member, Ringgold

District Two

Chair: Tray Larry Hicks, Board Member, Hartwell

1st Vice-Chair: Robert Moore, Board Member, Blairsville

district three

Central Chair: Keisha Sean Waites, Board Member, Atlanta

East President: Stephe Koontz, Board Member, Doraville

North Chair: Steven W. Miller, Mayor, Holly Springs

Northeast Chair: Marc David Cohen, Board Member, Sugar Hill

President South: Anthony Ford, Mayor of Stockbridge

Southwest President: Brett Reichert, Board Member, Hapeville

President West: Sam Davis, Board Member, Douglasville

district four

Chair: Betty Cason, Mayor of Carrollton

1st Vice President: William Pearman, Mayor of Senoia

district five

Chair: John Howard, Mayor of Monroe

1st Vice-President: David Keener, Mayor, Cercle Social

District Six

Chair: Eric Wilson, Mayor, Forsyth

1st Vice-Chairman: Clifford Holmes, Board Member, Warner Robins

district seven

Chair: Alana Burke, Board Member, Lincolnton

1st Vice-Chair: Jordan Johnson, Commissioner, Augusta

District Eight

President: William B. Whitley, Mayor, Butler

1st Vice-Chair: Jesse Simmons, Board Member, Fort Gaines

district nine

Chair: Shirlene Armstrong, Commissioner, Jesup

1st Vice-President: Timothy Varnadore, Mayor of Baxley

district ten

Chair: Travis Wimbush, Mayor of Blakely

1st Vice-Chair: Jay Flowers, Mayor, Thomasville

district eleven

Chair: Mona Paulk, Board Member, Ocilla

1st Vice-Chair: Tommy Roberts, Board Member, Fitzgerald

district twelve

Chair: Allen Brown, Mayor of Hinesville

1st Vice-Chair: Russell Deen, Mayor, Guyton

Section Presidents

City Managers Section Chair: Marcia Hampton, City Manager, Douglasville

City Attorney Section Chair: Brooke Newby, City Attorney, Perry

City Clerks Section Chair: Vicki P. Wainwright, City Clerk/Administrator, Butler

Steering Committee Chairs

Revenue and Finance Chair: Betty Cason, Mayor, Carrollton

Transport Chairman: Michael Chidester: Mayor, Byron

Chairman of Municipal Government: Anthony Ford, Mayor, Stockbridge

Public Safety Chairman: Kelly Girtz, Mayor, Athens-Clarke County

Environment and Natural Resources Chair: Van R. Johnson II, Mayor, Savannah

Community Development Chair: Regina M. McDuffie, City Manager, Brunswick

Chairman of the Board of Directors of GMEBS

Rebecca Tydings, City Attorney, Centerville

President of the municipal training commission

Tiffany Walraven, Mayor Pro Tem, Pembroke

Andrew B. Reiter