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Mayor Pro Tem, Olivia Coley-Pearson
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Mayor Pro Tem, Olivia Coley-Pearson
Terms Served:  5th term

Contact:  (912) 393-4629, Email
Education:  Coffee High School 1979, Clark Atlanta University 1983, Carl Vinson Institute of Government (UGA) 2007

Currently or Previously Serving On:  Mayor Pro-Tem, Member of Shiloh Missionary  Baptist  Church, Church Adult Choir,  Church By-laws Committee and Church Assistant Secretary, Lead Coordinator for the Coffee County Southern Rural Black Women's Institute for Economic and Social Justice Mayor's Commission for Human Rights, Board Member of Georgia State African American Chamber of Commerce, Founder of City of Douglas Community Relations Advisory Council
Previous:  Secretary of Children's Advocacy Center of Coffee County, Georgia Legal Services Board of Directors, Georgia Clients Council

GMA Training / Awards:  1st Vice President GMA District 11, First elected official in the history of the City of Douglas to achieve Certification from the University of Georgia, Harold Holtz Municipal Training Institute Certificate of Excellence, 2002 New Century Leaders graduate, 2004, 2006, and 2007 Graduate of the University of Georgia Leadership Institute, Graduate Georgia Academy for Economic and Leadership Development

Family: Spouse, Tony Pearson; Children, AiyEsha, Anntoine', Keena, Chanell, and Tony, Jr.; Grandchildren, Terry, Kwaliq, Kyreon, Khalil, John, Kalis, Kayonna, Keena, and Kenneth.

Mayor Pro Tem Pearson states, "I am proud to have had the upbringing I had from my parents, because my mother always taught me to stand up for what is right, if you have to "Stand by yourself", because justice will prevail!  I give God The Most High, ALL OF the Honor, Glory and Praise!!"

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Pictured (L-R) Mayor Pro Tem Olivia Coley Pearson and Representative Stacy Abrams

According to the October 2016 newsletter released by the GA State African American Chamber of Commerce: On September 22, 2016, Georgia State African-American Chamber of Commerce (GSAACC) Board Member and Mayor Pro-Tem (Douglas, Ga), Olivia Coley-Pearson attended a Reception honoring State Representative, Stacey Abrams (D-89) at the Albany Welcome Center. The invitation was extended by State Representative, District 153, Darrel Bush Ealum.  Representative Abrams is the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District. She is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and she is the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives. GSAACC Board Member Pearson states, "It was indeed an honor to be in the presence of Representative Abrams. Her tenure as State Representative is quite impressive and influential". Representative Abrams stated in her message that it is very important that we remain vigilant and band together a statewide initiative to protect our military bases, to keep our homes and communities safe.

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