PSA: Tybee Island Election Notice/List of Declared Candidates –

The following have submitted their Notice of Candidacy and have qualified to run for Tybee City Council seats in the November 7th, 2017 election:

John Branigin – City Council
Jackson Butler – City Council
Walter Freeman – City Council
Monty Parks – City Council – (I)
Julia Pearce – City Council
Jenny Rutherford – City Council
Joseph Patrick Sheffield – City Council
Dale Williams – City Council

Notice is hereby given to the citizens of Tybee Island, Georgia that the General Municipal Election will be held November 7, 2017, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM for election of THREE (3) Council Members.


4-10: Guard House
Community Center
31 Van Horn Street

4-11: Tybee School Cafeteria
204 Fifth Street

The deadline for registering to vote in the election is October 10, 2017.

Brief Description of Council Duties:

Council members are responsible to attend Council and committee meetings as part of the normal duties of participating in City business. Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month with workshops held quarterly. There will be occasions for the Mayor to call special meetings on an as-need basis.

Attendance is expected at these meetings as well as special meetings, workshops and budget meetings. As a newly elected official, Council members are required by Georgia State Law to attend the Newly Elected Officials training. This training is held on February 15 – 17, 2018 in Athens or March 7 – 9, 2018 in Tifton. There are other training opportunities offered in January (Atlanta) and June (Savannah).

The Mayor will also request you to work with committees or local organizations as a liaison, such as the Historic Preservation Committee, Better Hometown, Marine Science Center, Infrastructure, etc.

In addition, the behaviors of Council members are subject to the Ethics Ordinance, which can be reviewed in Chapter 2, Article III, section 2-106, “Code of ethics for city officials”, at the attached link.

If you should have questions, please feel free to contact the City Clerk, Jan LeViner, at 912.472.5080 or via email at

Election info from Chatham Board of Elections…


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