Former Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin was recognized with the lifetime service award from the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her 36 years of service to the city. The award was presented to Martin in Flemington on Jan. 8.
Martin was the second mayor of Flemington since the city’s charter in 1941 and the first female mayor.
She began serving the city in 1981 as a councilmember. After being elected to city council, she volunteered to serve as city clerk until she was elected mayor in 1997.
Since, she has helped to develop and codify the city ordinances and hired the Flemington’s first deputy sheriff.
Martin was instrumental in the purchase and remodel of a historic structure, which was used as the first city hall. This structure is still in use today.
Martin also served on the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“Mayor Martin demonstrated her love for Flemington through her many years of generous service to its residents,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. “Flemington is fortunate to have that kind of dedicated leadership, and Georgia’s cities are also grateful to have seen the example she set for all city leaders.”