Five City Leaders Inducted into Georgia Municipal Government Hall of Fame

Five City Leaders Inducted into Georgia Municipal Government Hall of Fame

Five remarkable Georgia city leaders were inducted into the Georgia Municipal Government Hall of Fame during the Georgia Municipal Association’s Annual Convention in Savannah.

The Hall of Fame recognizes city officials who have made extraordinary contributions to the city they serve and have exhibited strong support of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). This year’s inductees are:

Phil Best, former mayor of Dublin and former GMA president
Vince Williams, mayor of Union City and outgoing GMA president
Steve Edwards, mayor of Sugar Hill
Jimmy Burnette, mayor of Suwanee
Isaiah Hugley, Columbus Consolidated Government city manager

Phil Best served as Dublin’s mayor for 22 years and his career in elected office spanned 32 years. He stepped down as mayor in July 2021. Before his election as mayor, Best served four years on the McRae City Council and four years on Dublin City Council. Best


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