Local Government

Athens, Georgia unified with Clarke County on January 14, 1991.

Legislative branch
Commissioner Emails
Judicial branch

Legislative

The legislative branch of our unified local government is composed of 10 commissioners and the mayor.

Athens-Clarke County commission district map.
Click here to find out which district you’re in.

Mayor Kelly Girtz

1 – Commissioner Patrick Davenport
2 – Commissioner Mariah Parker
3 – Commissioner Melissa Link
4 – Commissioner Allison Wright
5 – Commissioner Tim Denson
6 – Commissioner Jerry NeSmith
7 – Commissioner Russell Edwards
8 – Commissioner Andy Herod
9 – Commissioner Ovita Thornton
10 – Commissioner Mike Hamby

What’s the commission up to these days?

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and CommissionCopy / Paste to email the entire mayor and commission:
kelly.girtz@accgov.com
patrick.davenport@accgov.com
mariah.parker@accgov.com
melissa.link@accgov.com
allison.wright@accgov.com
tim.denson@accgov.com
jerry.nesmith@accgov.com
russell.edwards@accgov.com
andy.herod@accgov.com
ovita.thornton@accgov.com
mike.hamby@accgov.com

Judicial

How is our judicial system structured on a national, state and local level? Watch the video above for an introduction to the judicial branch of government.