Youth Council Members

David Black

David Black Jr. 

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

Austin Martin

Austin Martin

Councilmember Martin is a sophmore 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. 


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Mariyah Carter

Councilmember Carter is a freshman with an A/B average. In her free time, Mariyah enjoys cooking, writing, and listening to music. She plans to attend Albany State University and major in Political Science. 

Darius Jackson

Darius Jackson

Mayor Pro Tem Jackson is currently in his senior 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. 

DImani Thomas

D'Imani Thomas

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

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Zah'Jay Jackson

Councilmember Jackson, maintains honor roll as a freshman.  She enjoys gaming, anime, drawing/painting, and make clothes. After high school, Zah'Jay would like to attend college for fashion design and web programming.

Lena Bryant

Lena Hopkins-Bryant

City Clerk Hopkins-Bryant maintains honor roll as a sophomore. 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 senior 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.