Jerry NeSmith

Title: District 6 Commissioner
Phone: 706-248-3547
District 6 Commissioner Jerry Nesmith

210 Deerhill Drive
Bogart, GA 30622

Professional experience: Director of information systems at UGA’s office for research (retired); Founding Co-Director, UGA research computing center (2004-2010); Director of several (largely self-funding) business operations at UGA’s Office for Research Services (2003-2012); Veteran of 30 years in the private sector in the IT industry in sales, marketing, support and entrepreneur; IT Manager, Emory University (2001-2003); Owner, IT Consulting Company, ITMF (2000-2003); Account Executive, IT Start-up companies (1997-2000); Account Executive, US federal contractor, civilian agencies, Washington, DC (1991-1997); Marketing and Support Manager, US Defense Contractor, US Forces–Europe (1986-1991); Account Executive, US defense contractor, Southeastern US (1984-1986); Account Executive, National Accounts, Atlanta (1977-1984); Systems Analyst, National Accounts, Birmingham & Atlanta (1970-1977)

Civic and Community Service: Founding Director, Treasurer of Athens Farmers Market, LLC (non-profit) (2007-2014); Past Treasurer, Oconee Presbyterian Church; Secretary, Board of Directors, Deerfield Neighbor Association (2010-present); Member, Board of Directors, Frankfurt International School, Frankfurt, Germany (1987-1991); President, Morningside-Lenox Park (neighborhood) Association, Atlanta (1978-1981); Member, Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit-F (1977-1986)

Government Experience: Member, ACC Planning Commission (2003-2012); Member, ACC SPLOST 2011 Citizens Advisory Committee (2010-2011); Member, ACC 2008 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee (Economic Development Subcommittee (2007-2008)

Education: Attended Wichita High School West (’66), Wichita State University and the University of Alabama (’70)

Personal: Married Farol in 1968. Raised two children, Jason and Noel. Jason (Berklee College of Music, ’94) is a local pop music writer, performer, song writer, leader of the band Casper and the Cookies and married to fellow musician and artist Kay Stanton. Jerry’s and Farol’s daughter, Noel (UGA, 2000, Medical College of Georgia, 2004, University of Tennessee, 2010), is a Nurse Practitioner, raising three children with her husband, Craig Lawson, in Chattanooga.

His initial term began January 2, 2013. 

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