Mariah Parker

Mariah Parker, leaning against the wall

Commissioner Parker, District 2


Represents E Broad, Peter Street, Lexington Road and the Ben-Epps airport area.


Mariah’s Website
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Professional and Civic Experience
Graduate TA in the department of language and literacy education at the University of Georgia.

Performs as hip-hop artist Lingua Franca.

BA in Creative Writing and a minor in Modern Languages from Warren Wilson College in 2012.

Master’s in Linguistics from the University of Georgia in 2017.

Party Affiliation
Primary Ballots: Mariah Parker takes Democratic primary ballots.

Inferred Party: Democrat.

Signature Policies

Transparency: Commissioner Mariah Parker was instrumental in moving commission work sessions to City Hall where they could be televised and recorded.

Economic Justice for District 2: During her 2018 campaign, Parker ran on a platform of economic justice. She promised to bring in jobs that pay $15 / hour and to provide start-up capital to local minority-owned businesses. She also stated that she would give “economic power back to the East Athens Development Corporation” and invest in jobs skills training programs.

Criminal Justice Reform: Parker pledged to end cash bail, which happened on June 4, 2019. She also promised to “deprioritize marijuana arrests and reduce sentencing for past offenders.”

Voting Record

  • 2019
    Reconsideration of Designating SPLOST Projects: YES
    Accept $250,000 Settlement with Taylor Saulters: abstain
    FY2020 Goals and Objectives: YES
    Designating SPLOST Projects: YES
    Expanding ACCPD Vehicle Program: YES
    Adopting the 100% Athens Resolution: YES
    Ending cash bail for local ordinance violations: YES
    Delaying Bike Lanes on Hancock Ave: NO
    Removing Mention of Classic Center Arena from SPLOST 2020: YES
    Approving Final SPLOST 2020 List: YES
    Pass Along State Legislative Requests: YES
    Reorganizing Animal Control: YES
    Approving the Neighborhood Leaders program: YES
    (More information about 2019 votes)

  • 2018
    Move Work Sessions to City Hall: YES
    Redesign Chase Street Corridor: NO
    Update County Anti-Discrimination Policyy: YES
    Reject Concept Maps for Athens in Motion: NO
    Adopt the Athens in Motion plan: YES
    Protected Bike Lanes for Barnett Shoals: YES
    Delay the Designation of SPLOST Projects: YES
    (More information about 2018 votes)

  • Interviews

    Parker was on the “Two Broads Talking Politics” podcast on September 25, 2019.