Andy Herod

District 8 Commissioner
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Professional / Civic Experience
Professor of Geography, University of Georgia
President, Federation of Neighborhoods (2004-2007)
President, Green Acres / Crestwood Community Association (2003-2007)

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: Usually votes in Democratic primaries, but not always.
Donations: Donated to Hillary Clinton (D) in 2016.
Fundraising: On Houston Gaines’ (R) fundraising committee 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

  • 2019
    Reconsideration of Designating SPLOST Projects: YES
    (More information about 2019 votes)

  • 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
    Reject Concept Maps for Athens in Motion: YES
    Athens in Motion plan: YES
    Bike Lanes on Barnett Shoals: NO
    Delay Designating SPLOST Projects: NO
    (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)


    2018 Questionnaire Responses

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    2016 Questionnaire Responses