Mayor’s Welcome

Mayor Joe Brannen Welcomes You to Statesboro

Our city maintains a hometown feeling for the community, while providing an exceptional quality of life, and a commitment to public service for our 24,604 citizens. Located 15 miles off Interstate 16, Statesboro is situated about 60 miles west of Savannah. Although Statesboro is only 13 square miles of land, we serve as a regional economic, educational, medical, and cultural hub.

With a growing economy, Statesboro maintains a very low unemployment rate of only 3.5%. Within Statesboro and Bulloch County, our largest employers include: Georgia Southern University, Briggs & Stratton, East Georgia Regional Medical Center, and Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.

Statesboro is the home of Georgia Southern University and Ogeechee Technical College. Georgia Southern University, divided into eight colleges, offers 121 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level degree programs and certificates to approximately 19,000 students. Ogeechee Technical College maintains a growing campus. Also, the College’s Quick Start Training Program continues to strengthen our workforce for new and expanding businesses in our area. As a regional health care hub, Statesboro is the proud home of East Georgia Regional Medical Center . The $60 million dollar hospital features a Women’s Pavilion, 75 physicians and specialists, and a 24-hour physician-staffed emergency department. East Georgia provides state-of-the-art health care to our citizens and people from surrounding cities and counties. In 2004, Statesboro welcomed the opening of the David H. Averitt Center for the Arts and the Emma Kelly Theater. Now, residents and visitors can experience visual arts, plays, performing arts, cultural events, and galleries in historic downtown Statesboro. The Old Statesboro Bank, built in 1911, and the Old Georgia Theater, built in 1936, were both completely renovated in order to serve as the venues for the Averitt Center and the Emma Kelly Theater. Both the Averitt Center and the Theater have inspired the revitalization of downtown Statesboro. Also, Georgia Southern University offers cultural and special events throughout the year at the Botanical Garden, Performing Arts Center, Planetarium, University Museum, and the Wildlife Education Center. With the members of Statesboro’s City Council, we are dedicated to providing a good future and an excellent quality of life for our citizens. We all enjoy serving the community, and are honored to be the Mayor and Council of the City of Statesboro. I hope you will find this website to be a useful guide to our city and our services. I encourage you to find out more about Statesboro by contacting City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, or the Statesboro Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Joe Brannen