Macon County Georgia

Board of Commissioners' Office
121 South Sumter Street
Oglethorpe, Georgia 31068

Board of Commissioners

Mickey George
Chairman
District 4
Montezuma
478-472-2050
E-Mail

Ben Haugabook
Member
District 2
Oglethorpe
478-472-8283
E-Mail

Jimmy Davis
Commissioner
District 1
478-391-1337
Email

 A. Richmond Felton
Commissioner
District 3
Marshallville
478-967-2434
E-Mail

Bob Melvin
Vice-Chairman
District 5
Montezuma
478-472-8491
E-Mail

 
   

Macon County is a political subdivision of the State of Georgia, created for civil and political purposes, and operating with powers given to it by the state legislature. The county's governing authority is the Macon County Board of Commissioners.

Macon County is divided into five districts and the five members of the board of commissioners are elected by district for four-year terms. The chairman and vice-chairman of the board of commissioners are elected by the board each year at the first meeting in January.

The Board appoints the County Manager and County Attorney. The County Manager hires directors for the departments under the Board's jurisdiction.

The board of commissioners has regular Board meetings on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month. Commission work-sessions are scheduled on Wednesday one week prior to the regular meetings. Special meetings are called when necessary. The public is invited to attend these meetings.

The general duties of the Commissioners are:

County commissioners have authority over the construction and maintenance of local roads, election facilities and equipment, parks and recreational facilities. The Board of Commissioners directs the provision of fire services, emergency preparedness, emergency medical services and rescue units, should you ever need them.

Georgia county commissioners affect the lives of residents more directly -- and more often -- than the governor, state senators and representatives, judges, the mayor, the sheriff or their employers.