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Mayor of Dawsonville, Georgia
W. James Grogan

First Elected: NOV 2010 
Current Term: January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019
Next Election: NOV 2019
Previous Term as Mayor: July 31, 2012 to December 31, 2015
Previous Term as Councilmember: January 1, 2010 to April 2, 2012 as Council
Appointed: April 2, 2012 as Mayor



Born and raised in the City of Dawsonville, GA.  James has a 40 year background in the wholesale hardware industry, holding many leadership positions and achieving many awards and certifications in those positions.  He completed his career in Memphis, TN and returned to his beloved hometown to care for an ailing father.

With 4 children and 3 grandchildren, he sees that much of Dawsonville's appeal is its "good hard-working people, clean neighborhoods, excellent schools, church choices, a close proximity to Lake Lanier, the mountains and finally the arts and entertainment of Atlanta.

His vision for Dawsonville revolves around a vital downtown that attracts and keeps new business, promotes tourism and enhances its shopping experience through local owned and operated business.

James loves his city, its people and the wonderful heritage that comes with both.

The City Motto is: “Protecting our History and Providing for the Future”