Kelly Girtz

Kelly Girtz

Kelly Girtz has served as Mayor of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County since January 2019, following twelve years as a County Commissioner. He also spent twenty years as a high school and middle school teacher and administrator in northeast Georgia.


State leaders should pass gun safety laws to save Georgians’ lives

By: - September 17, 2023

In the twenty years that I spent as a teacher and administrator in middle schools and high schools in Athens and Northeast Georgia before my time as Mayor of Athens-Clarke County, many students and families I knew had encounters with gun violence: a student shot in the knee during horseplay, one who shot a girlfriend […]