Youth Council Members

Austin Martin

Austin Martin

Councilmember Martin is a freshman and a member of the National Honor Society. He enjoys track, baseball, acting and singing in his free time. He plans to finish his education and then start his own business. Austin says that he could see himself in politics one day. 

 

Darius Jackson

Darius Jackson

Mayor Pro Tem Jackson is currently in his junior year. He enjoys exercising in his free time. After high school, he plans to join the military while obtaining his degree. In the future, he says that he will run for president or have his own business. 

David Black

David Black Jr. 

Councilmember Black holds a 3.6 GPA as a sophomore. He wants to attend college and plans to work part time while in school. His hobbies include reading, basketball and listening to music.

DImani Thomas

D'Imani Thomas

Councilmember Thomas, a junior, enjoys playing basketball and is a member of the Varsity team. After high school, D'Imani plans to study Psychology at Valdosta State University.

Faith Cruz

Faith Cruz

Councilmember Cruz is a dual-enrolled sophomore with an A/B average. In her free time, Faith enjoys doing hair, running track, drawing, writing and listening to music. She intends to attend Clark Atlanta University and major in Business Finance. 

Jere Pearson

Jere Pearson

Mayor Pearson, a senior, is an AP Scholar and a recipient of the Georgia Certificate of Merit. He enjoys history, reading and Star Wars. After high school, Jere would like to attend West Point as a cadet or join the ROTC program at the University of Georgia. 

Lena Bryant

Lena Hopkins-Bryant

City Clerk Hopkins-Bryant maintains honor roll as a freshman. She has plans to attend Albany State to study Early Childhood Education. She spends her free time dancing, painting and playing volleyball. 

Lola Watts

Lola Watts

Councilmember Watts is currently in her junior year and maintains honor roll. She has obtained her Shampoo Technician License and enjoys photography as well as music. After graduation, she would like to study Filmmaking at Spelman College.