2012 – June 7, 2020
Represented West Athens, Mitchell Bridge, Georgia Square Mall areas.
Commissioner Jerry NeSmith passed away on June 7, 2020.
Economic Development: Commissioner Jerry NeSmith has been vocal about reversing the flight of businesses to Oconee county and about economic development on the west side. He wants to make it easier to do business here, making Athens-Clarke County more “business friendly.” He has consistently advocated for more money for street paving.
Support for Mental Health Services: NeSmith serves on the board of Advantage Behavioral Health and has supported increased spending to support mental health in Athens.