Mayor Pro Tem, Mike Gowen

Biographical Information

Commissioner Gowen

Terms Served: First Term

Contact: (912) 389-3401, Email Mayor Pro Tem Mike Gowen

Currently or Previously Serving On: 2019 Mayor Pro Tem, Commission liaison for Customer Service, Human Resources, and Finance/Purchasing Departments, Ad Hoc (Grievance) Committee, Finance/Investment Committee, EMA Rescue Representative, Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 858, and Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Previously served as Judge for the City of Broxton Municipal Court (6 years), Deputy Sheriff with the Coffee County Sheriff's Department, and Assistant District Attorney in south Georgia.


Associate of Arts - South Georgia State College
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - Valdosta State University
Juris Doctorate - University of Georgia

GMA Training / Awards: Certificate of Recognition from Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute

Family: Spouse, Doralee Solomon; Children: Nathan, Elisabeth, Benjamin, Daniel, Sarah and Rebekah


Commissioner Gowen

Commissioner Gowen and Mayor Paulk Commissioner Mike Gowen received the Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute. To receive a Certificate of Recognition, a city official must complete a minimum of 42 units of credit, including at least 18 hours from a list of required courses. The training program consists of a series of more than 50 courses.