Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore was elected to the board of directors of the Georgia Municipal Association during the GMA’s annual meeting in Savannah June 28.
Moore, who has been mayor for 18 months, will serve in an at-large position on the board.
“We are pleased to have Mayor Moore taking on this leadership position,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. “She's well respected by her colleagues, and I’m sure she’ll provide great leadership to the cities in the state.”
Moore was already serving on the GMA’s Member Services Advisory Council, a newly created committee she was appointed to last summer.
She said she doesn’t know whether it’s unusual for a mayor to be named to the GMA board this soon in her tenure as mayor. City council members and some city managers also serve in GMA leadership posts, but Moore had not served in city government prior to being elected mayor.
“I will tell you this, I’m very excited about being asked to serve, and I consider it an honor to be among such accomplished public servants,” Moore said.
The association’s new president is Mike Bodker, the mayor of John’s Creek in Fulton County. Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson is GMA first vice president. Metter Mayor Billy Trapnell is an active past president.
Based in Atlanta, the GMA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization that provides legislative advocacy, employee benefit and technical assistance services to 520 member cities and training to their officials.