Andy Herod

Commissioner Andy Herod

Commissioner Herod, District 8


Represents Green Acres, Cedar Creek, College Station Road and Cedar Shoals Drive areas.

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Professional and Civic Experience
Professor of Geography, UGA
President, ACC Federation of Neighborhoods (2004-2007)
President, Green Acres / Crestwood Community Association (2003-2007)
Ph.D., Economic and Urban Geography, Rutgers University (1992)
M.A., Geography, West Virginia University (1988)
B.Soc.Sci., Geography, University of Bristol (England) (1986)
Party Affiliation
Primary Ballots: Andy Herod often takes Democratic primary ballots, but not exclusively.
Donations: Donated to Hillary Clinton (D) in 2016.
Fundraising: On the fundraising committee of Houston Gaines (R) in 2017.
Inferred Party: Likely Democrat

Signature Policies

Living Wages: Commissioner Andy Herod has spoken in favor of increasing wages for part-time local government employees, which happened in 2016.

Voting Record

  • 2020
    Accept Agreement with the Classic Center: YES
    Support the Pre-Arrest Diversion Program: absent
    Start a Community Energy Fund: absent
    Declare State of Emergency, Banning Public Gatherings: YES
    Order Athenians to Shelter in Place: YES
    Urge Leniency for Rent and Mortgage Payments: YES
    Refuse to Pay Attorney Bryan Sells: NO
    Move Confederate Monument, Close College Square: YES
    Establish Goal of Reducing Police Funding: NO
    Adopt the FY 2021 Budget: YES
    Make Masks Mandatory: absent
    Resolve that Black lives matter: absent
    Delay BLM resolution: absent
    Start “parklet” pilot program: YES
    (More information about 2020 votes)
  • 2019
    Reconsider Designating SPLOST Projects: YES
    Accept $250,000 Settlement with Taylor Saulters: absent
    FY2020 Goals and Objectives: YES
    Designate SPLOST Projects: YES
    Expand ACCPD Vehicle Program: YES
    Adopt the 100% Athens Resolution: YES
    End cash bail for local ordinance violations: absent
    Delay Bike Lanes on Hancock Ave: absent
    Remove Mention of Classic Center Arena from SPLOST 2020: NO
    Approve Final SPLOST 2020 List: YES
    Pass Along State Legislative Requests: YES
    Reorganize Animal Control: YES
    Approve the Neighborhood Leaders program: YES
    (More information about 2019 votes)
  • 2018
    Fund Cedar Creek Solar Array: absent
    Move Work Sessions to City Hall: YES
    Redesign Chase Street Corridor: YES
    Update County Anti-Discrimination Policy: YES
    Reject Concept Maps for Athens in Motion: YES
    Adopt the Athens in Motion plan: YES
    Protected Bike Lanes for Barnett Shoals: NO
    Delay the Designation of SPLOST Projects: NO
    (More information about 2018 votes)
  • 2017
    Temporary Halt to Downtown Development: YES
    Consultant Selection for Bike / Ped Master Plan: absent
    TSPLOST project list and referendum: YES
    Re-zoning Mitchell Street:YES
    (More information about 2017 votes)
  • 2016
    “Road Diet” for Chase Street: NO
    Allow Sale of Growlers in Brewpubs: YES
    Fare-Free Bus Rides for K-12 Students: YES
    Downtown Anti-Discrimination Ordinance and Civil Rights Committee: YES
    (More information about 2016 votes)
  • 2015
    Allow Backyard Chickens: YES
    Remove Wetland Buffers: YES
    Award Jail Phone Contract to Securus Tech: YES
    Allow Food Trucks: YES
    Keep Domestic Partnership Benefits: YES
    (More information about 2015 votes)