Athens-Clarke County has a consolidated city-county government which is run by Blaine Williams, our city manager, and the Mayor (Kelly Girtz) and Commission. Athens has 10 commission districts:
- Patrick Davenport
- Mariah Parker
- Melissa Link
- Allison Wright
- Tim Denson
- Jerry NeSmith
- Russell Edwards
- Andy Herod
- Ovita Thornton
- Mike Hamby
Recent legislation of note:
Athens is served by three representatives in the State House, one Democrat and two Republicans, and two in the State Senate, all Republican.
Voter Guides and Endorsements
Athens for Everyone endorses candidates for local and state office who:
- Represent Athens-Clarke County, Georgia.
- Support our Platform.
- Has demonstrated community engagement via advocacy, activism, or public service.
- Has a strategy for success (either inside or outside the electoral process).
- Convey what they believe by issuing a public platform or other significant public statements.