Mayor and Commission


Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition and Athens for Everyone are excited to announce that 11 candidates for the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission have issued a joint statement urging the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office to overturn their policy of cooperating with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in the effort to detain […]

11 Mayor and Commission Candidates Oppose Cooperation with ICE


Our local government is a vitally important institution in our lives, yet few Athenians have an understanding of what goes on at city hall. There’s no shame in that; local government is not always taught in our public schools, and most people are too busy to attend Mayor and Commission […]

2015-2017 Commissioner Assessments


As expected, the Athens-Clarke County Government has released a report on A Recommended Approach for Creating a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for Athens‐Clarke County . This came about after community members and advocates began making public incidents of discrimination happening in the County. Residents and community groups began advocating for the […]

ACC Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Report released in response to ...



Twenty Athens residents showed up on Tuesday to the ACC Commission Agenda-Setting Session to advocate for an Athens Civil Rights Committee (ACRC) be added to the proposed Bar Admittance Ordinance. Many Commissioners voiced support for an ACRC, which would make recommendations to the county, educate the community, and be a […]

Residents Advocate for Athens Civil Rights Committee