Municipal Government Hall of Fame

The GMA Municipal Government Hall of Fame recognizes current and former city officials who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities and actively participated in the Association. Both elected and appointed city officials with a least fifteen years of municipal service are eligible. (City officials who were only able to serve eight years due to term limits will also be considered.) All past presidents of GMA are automatically inducted.

2012
John Bennett, Rome
Billy Copeland, McDonough
Myrtle Figueras, Gainesville

2011
Larry Hanson, Valdosta
Gary McCullough, Dahlonega
Andrew Whalen, Griffin and Senoia

2010
Knox Bell, Monroe
Cathy Harrison, Calhoun
Jimmy Matthews, Barnesville and Aldora

2009
Margaret Evans, Sylvania
Rick Roberts, Ball Ground
Jackie Wilson, Mayor, Douglas

2008
David Archer, Cartersville
Luther Conyers, Bainbridge
George W. "Bill" Johnson, Roswell

2007
Phillip Beard, Buford
Ronnie Dixon, Vidalia
Paul Johnson, Tifton
Ronnie Wallace, Rome

2006
Jimmy Andrews, Sandersville
Bill Fricks, Rome
Ken Vance, Milledgeville

2005
James Worrall , Perry
Frank Turner, Covington

2004
Richard Davis, Richmond Hill
Charles Howell, Tifton
Jimmy Rainwater, Valdosta

2003
Robert Brinson, Rome
Carlyle Cox, Gainesville
Jack Youmans, Tybee Island

2002
Roger Shaw, Swainsboro
Stanley Gambrell, Vienna
Jimmy Blackburn, Savannah

2001
Dr. David Wetherby, Fort Gaines
Alvie Dorminy, Fitzgerald
Hal Averitt, Statesboro

2000
Elizabeth Wilson, Decatur
Iola Stone, Elberton
William Bozeman, Adel

1999
Dudley Crosson, Carrollton
Lawrence Bennett, Hawkinsville
Raymond Head, Griffin

1998
Sandy Hershey, Sylvania
Betty Hunter, Marietta
John Lewis, Atlanta

1997
C.B. “Bucky” Heys, Waycross

1996
Napoleon Fielder, Rome
Eloise Scarborough, Tifton
T. Owen Smith, College Park

1995
Carolyn Long Banks, Atlanta
Ed Pope, Washington
W.O. Trippe, Cedartown

1994
A.J. McClung, Columbus

1993
Barney Oldfield, Calhoun
Jake Woods, Trion
Willis Wombles, Wrightsville

1992
Don Mendonsa, Savannah
Albert Franks, Dublin
James Stephens, Brunswick