Nancy Denson  
Mayor's Office
Title: Mayor
Phone: 706-613-3010; 706-548-2928

Nancy DensonAddress:
420 Forest Heights Dr.
Athens, GA 30606


  • Born in Memphis Tennessee, third of seven children. Moved with husband Bob's company to Athens in 1966.
  • Mother of a son and three daughters, Bobby, Diane, Margaret and Kathleen. Eight precious grand-children.
  • Hobbies include reading, sewing/needlework. Greatest joy at this point in my life is the pride Bob and I have in our four children and spoiling their children. I love being a grandmother.

Government Service:

  • Athens-Clarke County Mayor: 2011 - present
  • Georgia Municipal Association Board of Directors (2011)
  • Served on Athens City Council 1980-1985 (first woman elected to Athens City government). Served on all council committees. Active in Georgia Municipal Association; 10th district president 1985.
  • Clarke County Tax Commissioner 1985 to 2010. I was active in Constitutional Officers' Association of Georgia and Georgia Association of Tax Officials, serving as district leader and member of education committee and chair awards committee.

Community Service:
Have been active in many community organizations; held office, chaired committees, and tried to make contributions where needed. These organizations include: PTA, Forest Heights Community Assn., Federation of Community Associations, Athens Area Democratic Women, Clarke County Democratic Committee, Georgia Commission on Women, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Upward Bound Advisory Board, Athens Humane Relations Council, Council on Aging, Heart Association, Council for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. I currently serve on the Athens Emergency Food Bank, which I helped establish about twenty years ago. I also served the Board of the Northeast Georgia Food Bank, serving on Finance and Personnel committees and Capital Fund Cabinet. I am an active member of the Annual Giving Committee of Athens Regional Hospital and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

BBA from University of Georgia and Public Management Certification from University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute.


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