GMA Board of Directors


President - Phil Best, Mayor, Dublin
First Vice President - Vince Williams, Mayor, Union City
Second Vice President - Jim Thornton, Mayor, LaGrange
Third Vice President - Julie Smith, Mayor, Tifton

Active Past Presidents

Linda Blechinger, Mayor, Auburn; Immediate Past President
Dorothy Hubbard, Mayor, Albany
Boyd Austin, Mayor, Dallas
Mike Bodker, Mayor, Johns Creek
Keith Brady, Mayor, Newnan
Beth English, Mayor Pro Tem, Vienna
Evelyn Turner Pugh, Mayor Pro Tem, Columbus
Bill McIntosh, Mayor, Moultrie
Hobby Stripling, Mayor, Vienna

Executive Director

Larry Hanson

Directors at Large

Pete Bridges, Mayor, Tallapoosa   
Ollie Clemons, Mayor Pro Tem, Austell                  
Hardie Davis, Mayor, Augusta                               
Eddie DeLoach, Mayor, Savannah                            
Buddy Duke, Mayor, Adel                                     
Andrea Gibby, Mayor, Young Harris                       
Cornell Harvey, Mayor, Brunswick                           
Deana Holiday Ingraham, Mayor, East Point          
Felicia Moore, Council President, Atlanta              
Kay Pippin, Mayor, Jackson                                           
Buddy Pittman, Chairman, Eastman                        
Robert Reichert, Mayor, Macon-Bibb County            
Keith Turman, Mayor Pro Tem, Royston               
Mike Young, Mayor, McRae-Helena

District Officers

First District
President - Terry Crawford, Vice-Mayor, Ringgold
First Vice President - Dennis Shoaf, Mayor, Cave Spring
Second District
President - Brandon Johnson, Mayor, Hartwell
First Vice President - Annie Sutton, Councilmember, Cleveland
Third District
President, North District - Donnie Henriques, Mayor, Woodstock
President, Northeast District - Johnny Crist, Mayor, Lilburn
President, East District - Jonathan Elmore, Mayor, Avondale Estates
President West District - Valerie Anderson, Councilmember, Austell
President South District - Sandra Vincent, Councilmember, McDonough
President, Southwest District - Tom Reed, Mayor, Chattahoochee Hills
President, Central District - Cleta Winslow, Councilmember, Atlanta
Fourth District
President - Douglas S. Hollberg, Commissioner, Griffin
First Vice President - Joel Rogers, Mayor, Franklin
Fifth District
President - Steve Quinn, Mayor, Jefferson
First Vice President - Jan Webster, Mayor, Nicholson
Sixth District
President - Ed Barbee, Mayor, Gray
First Vice President - Shelly Berryhill, Commissioner, Hawkinsville
Seventh District
President - Ames Barnett, Mayor, Washington
First Vice President - Chris McCorkle, Mayor, Warrenton
Eighth District 
President - Walter “Butch” Turner, Mayor, Reynolds
First Vice President - Valery Davis, Mayor, Marshallville
Ninth District 
President - Len Tanner, Mayor Pro Tem, East Dublin
First Vice President - Matt Donaldson, Mayor Pro Tem, Twin City
Tenth District
President - Melvin Powell, Councilmember, Sylvester
First Vice President - Dan Ponder, Mayor, Donalsonville
Eleventh District
President - Matt Seale, Mayor, Ocilla
First Vice President - Vivian Miller-Cody, Councilmember, Valdosta
Twelfth District
President - Ken Lee, Mayor, Rincon
First Vice President - Hugh “Bubba” Hodge, Mayor, Darien

Section Presidents

Attorneys - Chris Balch, City Attorney, Brookhaven
City Managers - Blaine Williams, Manager, Athens-Clarke County
Clerks and Finance Officers - Dianne Landers, City Clerk, Thomson

Georgia Municipal Employees Benefit System (GMEBS) Chairman


Ken Usry, Mayor, Thomson

Policy Committee Chairs

Community Development - Michelle Cooper Kelly, Councilmember, Marietta
Environment & Natural Resources - Steve Edwards, Mayor, Sugar Hill
Municipal Government - Randall Walker, Mayor Pro Tem, Perry
Public Safety - Fred Perriman, Mayor, Madison
Revenue & Finance - Jim Elliott, City Attorney, Warner Robins
Transportation - Isaiah Hugley, City Manager, Columbus

Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Board Chairman

Matt Donaldson, Mayor Pro Tem, Twin City

Board of Director Meetings
GMA Board of Directors and Board Committee Meetings are open to the public.  A notice of the meeting will be posted at 201 Pryor Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 a week prior to the meeting, and the agenda also will be posted before the meeting as soon as it is finalized (usually during the week before the meeting).  The final agenda is also available upon request.  A summary of the meeting and a list of attendees will be available upon request after the meeting.  Minutes for the meetings are available for inspection after the meeting at which they are approved. Please call Irish Thomas at (678) 686-6209 to request an agenda, meeting summary or copy of the minutes. 

Upcoming Board Meetings
No meetings currently scheduled.

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