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Athens-Clarke residents sought for positions on policy-making boards

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following terms on five important policy-making boards:

  • Two positions on the Athens Downtown Development Authority for a term of two years. One position must be a downtown business owner and one position must be a downtown property owner.*

  • One position on the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Region 2 Advisory Council for a term of three years.*

  • One full-term position on the Division of Family and Children Services Board for a term of five years; three partial term positions expiring on June 30, 2021, June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2024.*

  • One partial term position on the Joint Development Authority of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia and the City of Winterville expiring on April 30, 2024. Must be a taxpayer residing in Athens-Clarke County.

  • Three positions on the Vision Committee for a term of three years.*

*Incumbents are eligible for reappointment and may reapply.  These positions are unpaid, volunteer positions. Applicants for any board, authority, or commission positions must be Athens-Clarke County residents. More detailed information about each board, authority, or commission is available online at Applications can be filled out online at or obtained from the Clerk of Commission’s office in Room 204 of City Hall, 301 College Avenue. A separate application must be completed for each position. The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, October 16. The Mayor and Commission is tentatively scheduled to remotely interview applicants the afternoon/evening of Tuesday, October 27 and tentatively scheduled to make appointments at their meeting on Tuesday, November 3. For more information, contact Clerk of Commission Jean Spratlin at 706-613-3031 or visit

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