The University of Georgia's Public Service and Outreach division recently awarded James Byars the 2023 PSO Staff Award. Byars, who has worked at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government for eight years, currently serves as interim manager of the Institute's data analysis and visualization unit.
In late 2020, the City of Fort Oglethorpe received a grant through the Lyndhurst Foundation to work with the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government to develop a vision for the historic area centered around Barnhardt Circle and Lafayette Road. The Fort Oglethorpe Renaissance Strategic Vision and Plan (RSVP) emerged from the public input of approximately 1,000 residents.
On Tuesday, FOX54 was first to tell you about a letter sent to the Georgia Legislature requesting a change to the city's charter. That change would give the mayor a vote on all Commission decisions, not just a tie-breaker vote.