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Williams elected president of GMA 5th District

SAVANNAH -- Covington Councilmember Hawnethia Williams was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting in Savannah on June 25.

Williams will serve as president of GMA's 5th District. The district includes cities in the following counties: Jackson, Madison, Elbert, Barrow, Clarke, Oglethorpe, Morgan, Greene, Newton, Jasper, Walton and Oconee.

"We are pleased to have Councilmember Williams taking on this leadership position," said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. "She's well respected by her colleagues, and I'm sure she'll provide great leadership to the cities in her district."

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and technical assistance services to its 515 member cities.