Colquitt, GA Elected Officials
- Posted by: Myers Jackson
- Category: Community News
The city of Colquitt, GA is represented by an outstanding group of elected officials who proudly fulfill the responsibilities of the legislative and administrative functions of the town.
Meet Mayor James C. Phillips, Jr. As described in The Handbook for Georgia Mayors and Council members Fifth Edition*, “The responsibilities of the mayor include presiding over all meetings of the council, generally insuring that city departments run smoothly, helping to build a sense of community, and providing leadership and services to municipal citizens. The mayor serves as the official spokesperson for the city government. The Mayor is often empowered with the authority to vote in the event of a tie, and may or may not have veto power over legislation approved by council. The mayor is also responsible for signing contracts, ordinances and other instruments executed by the governing body which by law are required to be in writing. Depending on the form of government the city has, the mayor’s executive duties range from largely ceremonial (as in the council-manager form of government) to managing day-to-day operations (as with the “strong mayor”/ Mayor-Council form of government). Under the council-manager form of government, the mayor provides general oversight
for executive functions but assigns day-to-day administrative duties to an appointed, professional manager.” Another role of the mayor is proclamations. Mayor Phillips proclaimed Thursday, August 4, 2016 as “First Responder Appreciation Day” in the City of Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia.
Other proclamations of his include designating FFA Week as well as Read Across America and Commemorating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.
Four individuals make up the council members. As described in The Handbook for Georgia Mayors and Council members Fifth Edition*, “Council members are empowered to make policy decisions and to approve ordinances, resolutions, and other local legislation to govern the health, welfare, comfort, and safety of the city’s residents. City Council sets policy guidelines for the administrative and fiscal operations of the city. Under the Mayor-Council/”Strong Mayor” form of government, the city council’s administrative powers are very limited. However, under the Mayor-Council/”Weak Mayor” form, city council members may be assigned to committees that review how individual departments carry out programs.” Colquitt’s council members are: KaCee Holt, Algin Merritt, ReCarlos Williams and George Williams.
Other officials of the city of Colquitt include:
City Manager-Cody Thomas
City Clerk-Kesha Lavette
Municipal Court Judge-Danny Shepard
The mayor, council members and other officials may be reached Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at 154 West Street, Colquitt, Georgia 39837 or by calling (229)758-1000 or online at www.colquittga.org.
*=The Handbook for Georgia Mayors and Council members Fifth Edition www.gmanet.com/GMASite/media/PDF/handbook/roles.pdf
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