Related Program: Athens News Matters Athens News Matters: Mariah Parker By Jessica Wurst & Chris Shupe • Apr 30, 2021 Related Program: Athens News Matters TwitterFacebookEmail Listen Listening... / 5:06 Listen to the story. Credit SpeakOut ACC Commissioner Marish Parker on the county’s budget, social justice, her reaction to the verdict in the murder trial of George Floyd, and a seeming explosion in police shootings. Tags: Commissioner Mariah ParkerGeorge FloydDerek ChauvinSocial JusticeMariah ParkerTwitterFacebookEmail Related Content ANM 'Black in Athens' Special: Political Leaders By Alexia Ridley • Jul 17, 2020 Our "Black in Athens" special episode begins with a discussion of Black political power with Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker and Clarke County Board of Education member Linda Davis. Athens News Matters: Defunding the Police in Athens-Clarke County By Chris Shupe • Jun 12, 2020 Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker has called for a 50% reduction in police funding over the next decade. We’ll talk to her about her plan and to other communities who have taken similar action. ACC Commission Approves Linnentown Resolution By Jessica Wurst • Feb 17, 2021 Jake Drukman The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission unanimously passed the Linnentown Resolution during a special called session. On Tuesday evening, the commission approved the Linnentown Resolution, which recognizes the destruction of the Black neighborhood to build UGA student housing in the 1960s. During the meeting, District 2 Commissioner Mariah Parker explained what the resolution will do, and what it lacks.