Commissioner Patrick Davenport, District 1
2019 – present
Living Wages: Commissioner Patrick Davenport has worked with the Economic Justice Coalition fighting for living wages for many years. He co-founded Peachy Green Clean Co-Op to help provide entry-level living wage jobs in Athens. He is a strong supporter of living wages, but as a commissioner, he faces an uphill battle due to state restrictions on what local governments are allowed to do. In 2021, he worked to help raise wages for all ACC government employees to $15 an hour.
Recycling: As chair of the solid waste advisory committee, Davenport pushed for an expanded recycling program that requires all ACC events to only use recyclable products.
APN interviewed Davenport during this 2022 re-election campaign (above), and he also went on Tim Bryant’s radio show: