by Blake Aued May 3, 2022 Yes, they’re technically nonpartisan, but when it comes to Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission races, many voters want to know, which candidates are Democrats? The […]
Girtz Named a 2022 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate
What is a Gun Sense Candidate? The Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate program is meant to signal to our nearly six million supporters, volunteers, and gun safety voters across […]
Athens-Clarke Mayor Kelly Girtz’s budget includes pay increase for government workers
Stephanie Allen Athens Banner-Herald Published 10:32 a.m. May 5, 2022 Athens-Clarke Mayor Kelly Girtz’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year includes a pay hike for government employees and also projects […]
Historic Athens hosts forum for mayoral, commission and board of education candidates
Stephanie Allen DJ Simmons Athens Banner-Herald April 13, 2022 https://www.onlineathens.com/story/news/politics/government/2022/04/13/historic-athens-hosts-forum-local-election-candidates/7288842001/
Mayor Girtz Delivers the State of the Community Address
A State of the Community address from Mayor Kelly Girtz. The address provides an overview of notable ACCGov and community activities, accomplishments, challenges, and responses during calendar year 2021, as well as a look ahead to the future.
Mayor Girtz Officially Qualifies for Re-election Bid
“You pay your money and you take your chances.” I’m excited to qualify at the Board of Elections today to serve Athens for four more years as your mayor. Election […]
Athens Isn’t Alone in Fight Against Republican Redistricting
Athens-Clarke County isn’t alone fighting Republican legislators’ efforts to unilaterally redraw local district lines. It’s happening in Democrat-controlled counties all over the state, including two suburban Atlanta counties that recently flipped from red to blue.
Local officials, residents condemn redistricting maps, raise possibility of lawsuit
Local officials from Gwinnett, Dekalb and Athens-Clarke County gathered on Wednesday to condemn local redistricting proposals from Republicans in the state legislature. “Not only would two thirds of the residents of Athens-Clarke County end up in completely new districts, but my three colleagues here with me today would be completely unseated,” he said of the proposal approved by the State Legislature. “This isn’t about these three individual commissioners, it’s about the will of the voters.”
Brian Kemp and Kelly Girtz speak at Athens Area Habitat for Humanity event
On Friday morning Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp commended the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity “Build With Strength” home, built using insulating concrete forms meant to combat climate change.
Mayor Girtz Discusses the Highly Debated Redistricting Plans
Mayor Kelly Girtz joins us to discuss the redistricting plans that have angered some voters and commissioners, the search for a new police chief, and more. https://www.wuga.org/post/athens-news-matters-mayor-girtz-discusses-highly-debated-redistricting-plans