Johns Creek’s Stewart elected to GMA Board of Directors

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Johns Creek Councilwoman Kelly Stewart was elected to the Board of Directors of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association’s annual meeting in Savannah, June 23. She will serve as president of the Third District – metro Atlanta – on the GMA’s governing board.

Stewart, who was first elected in 2010 to serve Johns Creek, was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2013 to the Board of Directors for the Department of Juvenile Justice. She has worked in the University System of Georgia and on Capitol Hill at the U.S. House of Representatives.

Following the election, which brought Stewart and several other metro Atlanta officials to the board, GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton said, “We are pleased to have these city officials taking on leadership roles with GMA. They bring great knowledge and experience to the board, and I’m sure they’ll provide great leadership to the cities in the state.”

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and technical assistance services to its 520 members.

JC 07-10-14