July 6, 2020
Mayor McCollar Elected First Vice President of GMA District 12
Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar was elected first vice president of the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) District 12 during the association’s virtual annual meeting on July 2. He is now in line to become president of the district.
“I am honored to have been selected as a representative and advocate for District 12,” said McCollar. “I look forward to serving and advancing the interests of Statesboro and all other cities within the district.”
In this role, McCollar will serve as a liaison between GMA and municipal officials in GMA’s District 12. He will also attend GMA-sponsored events, including the association’s annual convention; promote engagement in GMA activities and programs with other cities in the district; advocate for GMA’s legislative priorities, and share with GMA staff any needs and concerns of member cities in their district. As the District 12 First Vice President, McCollar will also serve on the GMA Board of Directors.
2020-2021 District 12 officers include President Hugh “Bubba” Hodge, Mayor of Darien, First Vice President Jonathan McCollar, Mayor of Statesboro, Second Vice President Beth Goette, Mayor of Thunderbolt, and Third Vice President Allen Brown, Mayor of Hinesville.
Created in 1933, GMA is the only state organization that represents municipal governments in Georgia. Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its members. GMA currently represents 537 cities in Georgia.