Andy Herod


District 8 CommissionerHerod
Represents Green Acres, Cedar Creek, College Station Road and Cedar Shoals Drive areas.
706-543-0281
andy.herod@athensclarkecounty.com
Andy Herod’s Facebook

 

Professional and Civic Experience
Professor of Geography, UGA
President, ACC Federation of Neighborhoods (2004-2007)
President, Green Acres / Crestwood Community Association (2003-2007)

Education
Ph.D., Economic and Urban Geography, Rutgers University (1992)
M.A., Geography, West Virginia University (1988)
B.Soc.Sci., Geography, University of Bristol (England) (1986)

Party Affiliation
Primary Ballots: Often takes Democratic primary ballots, but not exclusively.
Donations: Donated to Hillary Clinton (D) in 2016.
Fundraising: On the fundraising committee of Houston Gaines (R) in 2017.

Inferred Party: Most likely a Democrat

red x  Issues: Affordable Housing

Voted YES on re-zoning Mitchell Street without using the county’s leverage to ask for some affordable units in the new development.

 

green check1  Issues: Living Wages

“If someone works an hour do they deserve a living wage? That’s the question.”

Andy Herod, May 12, 2016 Work Session

 

Voting Record

  • 2018
    Cedar Creek Solar Array Project: absent
    Moving Work Sessions to City Hall: YES
    Redesigning the Chase Street Corridor: YES
    Updating County Anti-Discrimination Policy: YES
    (More information about 2018 votes)

  • 2017
    Moratorium on Downtown Development: YES
    Progress on Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan: absent
    TSPLOST project list and referendum: YES
    Re-zoning Mitchell Street: YES
    (More information about 2017 votes)

  • 2016
    Apply for ‘Go Transit’ grant funding: YES
    Complete Streets Improvements for Chase: NO
    Allow Sale of Growlers in Brewpubs: YES
    Fare-Free Bus Rides for K-12 Students: YES
    Bar Admittance and Civil Rights Committee: YES
    (More information about 2016 votes)

  • 2015
    Pro-Chicken: YES
    FY 2016 Budget: YES
    Removing Wetland Buffers: YES
    Delay repaving of Chase Street: YES
    Adopt Securus Tech Contract: YES
    Allow Food Trucks: YES
    Keep Domestic Partnership Benefits: YES
    (More information about 2015 votes)

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    2018 Questionnaire Responses

    Andy has not yet responded to our questionnaire. Let him know you’re interested in his responses! E-mail him at andy.herod@athensclarkecounty.com and ask him to respond to the Athens for Everyone 2018 Commissioner Questionnaire. Thanks!

     

    2016 Questionnaire Responses