The City of Statesboro is a progressive community that provides an exceptional quality of life to its residents and offers southern charm and hospitality to its visitors. The City offers a high standard of living with a commitment to ensure the most responsive and progressive public services to residents, businesses, and visitors alike. Statesboro is where the living remains softly southern and folks call out to one another by first name.
Statesboro is a Georgia Municipal Association City of Excellence and Certified City of Ethics. Situated in the southeastern corner of the state, Statesboro is located 194 miles from Atlanta, 76 miles from Augusta, 55 miles west of Savannah, 144 miles from Charleston, SC and 168 miles from Jacksonville, FL. Statesboro is included on the southern leg of the Savannah River Parkway, which is a four-lane connector between Savannah and Augusta.
The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government, established by a 1999 Charter amendment. The Mayor is elected at-large while the five Council members are elected by district. All elections are non-partisan, and the terms are for four years, with half of the members elected every two years. The City Council appoints the City Manager to head the administrative functions of city government. As authorized by its Charter and Code, the services provided by the City are:
- General Government: Administration, City Clerk, General Services, Human Resources, Finance, Planning and Development, Engineering/Public Works
- Judicial: Municipal Court
- Public Safety: Police and Fire
- Public Utilities: Water, Sewer and Natural Gas.