Mayor Kelly Girtz

Historic Athens and Mayor Kelly Girtz’s office are partnering together to document the Impact Urban Renewal has had on Athens, as well as to remedy past damage. The Mayor’s Office is funding an internship at the nonprofit so that additional records can be digitized.

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A series of budget meetings and public hearings is scheduled for the FY 2022 Athens-Clarke County budget. Mayor Kelly Girtz has proposed a $148 million-dollar measure, which is more than 5% higher than last year’s budget.

The mayor discussed the main concerns on Athens News Matters.

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At 1:30PM today, Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz delivered a virtual State of the Community address.

In the address, Mayor Girtz gave an overview of the Athens Clark County Government and community accomplishments from 2020, including the Economic Development Department's success and the community's efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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The Athens-Clarke County government putting measures in place to address long-term water storage, by approving the purchase of the Rock Hill Quarry in Athens for long-term water storage.  

Mayor Kelly Girtz explains the reasoning behind the decision.

“Wanting to be more heavily invested in water reuse, and so that's the phenomenon in which we take water that has come down our drains, could get modestly amended, and be for non-potable uses, as for industrial uses, and stored for some period of time before ultimately, being reused.”

Northeast Georgia Business Alliance

There’s still time for small business owners to apply for financial assistance from a partnership between the Athens-Clarke government and the Northeast Georgia Business Alliance Foundation. Mayor Kelly Girtz says these funds are for companies with one to 10 employees.