ENGAGE: Connecting with Georgia's Children and Youth is a joint initiative of the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia City Solutions, the association's 501(c)(3), and is focused on helping cities and city officials engage with and connect with children and youth in their communities and to proactively address the issues they face.

Advisory Council

GMA's children and youth efforts are overseen by the association's Children and Youth Advisory Council. 

Deana Holiday Ingraham  Mayor East Point
Harry Harvey Mayor  Summerville
Tyree Goodlett Councilmember Dalton
Edward Guzman City Manager Cedartown
Andrea Gibby Mayor Young Harris
Barbara Brooks Councilmember Gainesville
JoAnne Taylor Councilmember Dahlonega
Kenny Ruffin Councilmember Riverdale
Nancy Harris Mayor Duluth
Henry Lust Councilmember Powder Springs
Cynthia Jenkins Councilmember Newnan
Henry Hutchinson Councilmember West Point
Kelly Girtz Mayor Athens-Clarke County
John Howard Mayor Monroe
LeMario Brown Councilmember Fort Valley
Greg Carswell Mayor Waynesboro
Harold Moore Mayor Wadley
Bruce Huff Councilor Columbus
Walter "Butch" Turner Mayor  Reynolds
Bennie Jones Councilmember Dublin
Buddy Pittman Chairman Eastman
Roslyn Palmer Councilmember Bainbridge
James Puckett Mayor  Fitzgerald
Tony Paulk Mayor Douglas
Jonathan McCollar Mayor Statesboro
Grayson Day Mayor Kingsland
Janet LeViner City Clerk Tybee Island


For general inquires on children and youth issues and activities, please contact:

Alexandra Campos Castillo, GCS Program Manager
(678) 686-6261

For questions related to youth councils, please contact:

Artiffany Stanley, Member Services Consultant
(678) 686-6285