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Mayor and Council
The City of Port Wentworth is a Georgia municipal corporation with an elected Mayor and six elected Council Members. Council Members are elected for Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4; the Mayor and two Council Members are elected at-large; and the Council elects a Mayor Pro-Tem.
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Gary Norton was born and raised in Port Wentworth where he played football and baseball from the age of 6 to 18. At the age of 21 he coached the last Colt League in the history of Port Wentworth at the request of Lewis Mobley, whose son played on the team. He graduated from Groves High School in 1975 furthering his education in management through the International Management Council. In 1981, Gary married Donna Alford-Norton from Pooler. They have a daughter, a son, and five grandchildren. Mr. Norton raised his two children in Port Wentworth where he volunteered on the Recreation Department for 6 years. He coached his daughter’s softball teams for 7 years leading the 16 & Under girls team to the CAA Championship. He also coached his son’s baseball, football and basketball teams for 2 years.
He is a very familiar and friendly face to many residents of Port Wentworth. Born in Tennessee and raised in Indiana, he joined the United States Air Force in 1984 and retired in 2005 after 21 years of honorable service. His work at the Pentagon along with decades of service ingrained a strong belief in accountability. Mr. Barbee moved to Port Wentworth in August 2011 and fell in love with the pulse of the community.
Mr. Barbee leads by example, always in help mode. For Mr. Barbee, there is no greater reward in public service than knowing that he helped to make a difference in his community!
A proven communicator simply by the definition of her first name, she leads with a service grounded heart and mind! Nelson’s initial focus is on providing resources for all the children of this city, implementing impact fees on new warehouses, and cultivating diversity for Port Wentworth residents. She is confident that with her financially responsible outlook, management education, current Port Wentworth planning and zoning training and experience and the engagement of citizens, she will be able to reach her fellow council members and citizens equally to better assess common needs making gains citywide consistently.
Mark Stephens, SSCP is a member of the International
Information System Security Certification Consortium (aka (ISC)^2) and holds
degrees in both Criminal Justice and Information Security and Assurance from
Atlanta Metropolitan College & Kennesaw State University
respectively. He is responsible for helping to secure data and the
networks of a multibillion dollar Global Aerospace Company by performing
multiple roles within Information Security. Mark currently holds
several Information Technology certifications and in the past, has held
technical certifications from organizations such as Cisco Systems, Palo Alto
Networks and Microsoft. Mr. Stephens moved to Port Wentworth in 2013 and enjoys
traveling, discovering great music, researching Information Security and
technical issues & spending time with his family.
7224 GA Highway 21
Port Wentworth, Georgia 31407
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday
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City of Port Wentworth City Hall
7224 GA Highway 21
Port Wentworth, GA 31407
Department Phone Numbers
Development Services 912-999-2084
Leisure Services 912-966-7428
ClearWater Solutions, LLC 912-966-7427
Senior Citizens Center 912-964-5411
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