Athens-Clarke Mayor Kelly Girtz began his re-election campaign on January 13, 2022.

Hello, this is Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz. It was my work as a teacher, beginning here at Coile Middle School, that motivated me into public service to make the lives of my students and their families better.

This desire for a strong community for all of us is the same reason I am launching my re-election campaign as your mayor.

Together we have been through challenging times, both in these recent months, and for many, for their entire lives. Now, I believe we are ready for the road ahead.

We are creating a healthier, more prosperous Athens for all, with stronger housing and employment opportunities and brighter futures for our children, and I couldn’t be more excited for the chance to continue this journey together.