Meet the GMA President

About Fred Perriman

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Madison Mayor Fred Perriman was elected president of the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual convention in Savannah on June 23, 2024.

Perriman has served as GMA's first, second, and third vice president. He has also chaired the Legislative Policy Council, Federal Policy Council, and Member Services Advisory Council during his three years on the Board of Directors.

Perriman has served Madison for over 40 years as a city council member and mayor. As a member of the Downtown Development Authority, Perriman played a key role in revitalizing Madison's city center, including the creation of a downtown park and event space that has become a community hub.

Perriman’s contributions to the Urban Renewal Plan improved living standards for 350 households over 300 acres. Notable projects include Silver Lakes Court with 44 senior housing units and Canaan Crossing with 60 townhomes and apartments for lower-income families.

Perriman has a long-standing history of service and leadership, including nearly 20 years as the pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Lincolnton. He is also the co-founder and President of the Morgan County African American Museum.

In addition to his professional achievements, Perriman is deeply committed to community service. He volunteers with various organizations, including the Local Food Pantry, and participates in Georgia City Solutions’ Mayors Reading Club. He has also served on numerous boards and committees.