Athens-Clarke County has a consolidated city-county government which is run by Blaine Williams, our city manager, and the Mayor and Commission. Athens has ten commission districts:
- Sharyn Dickerson
- Harry Sims
- Melissa Link
- Allison Wright
- Jared Bailey
- Jerry NeSmith
- Diane Bell
- Andy Herod
- Kelly Girtz
- Mike Hamby
Athens is served by three representatives in the State House, all Democrats, 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.