Town Manager and Clerk:
Jennifer Scott has worked for the Town of Braselton since September 1997. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Huntingdon College, A Masters of Science in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University at Montgomery and a Juris Doctor degree from Cumberland School of Law.
Ms. Scott is a certified Town Clerk in the State of Georgia and a 2003 graduate of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Management Development Program as well as a former certified Municipal Court Judge and is a published author.
As Town Manager and Clerk for Braselton, Ms. Scott has over eighteen (18) years’ experience in local government management as well as experience in the management of development projects.
Ms. Scott oversees all services provided by the Town, including Police, Courts, Elections, Finance, Planning and Development, Roads, Water and Sewerage, Stormwater, Libraries, Economic Development and Parks and Recreation. Ms.
Scott supervises all local government staff and is the liaison between Town Council, Town Staff, volunteers, Agency and Authority members, consultants and sub-consultants.
Ms. Scott also coordinates and staffs the Braselton Urban Redevelopment Agency, the Braselton Downtown Development Authority and the Braselton Ethics Board; she chairs the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority, a certified DMO that coordinates all special events and marketing efforts within the Town, is President of the Athens Area Facilities Corporation, a non profit corporation that owns and manages the facility occupied by the Georgia Department of Labor in Athens, Georgia and she is a member of the Braselton CID.
Ms. Scott was named Local Government Administrator of the Year by the Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center for their 12 county area in 2004 and Jackson County Woman of the Year in 2015..
Former Board member, Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors – 2012-2014
Current Chair, Board member, Jackson County Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors – since 2005
Current Member of Building Committee
Former Secretary of the Board
2012 Co-Chair, Braselton-Hoschton Relay for Life
2013, 2014 and 2015, Luminary Chair, Braselton-Hoschton Relay for Life
2011 Finance Chair, Barrow-Jackson March of Dimes
Board member, Braselton Community Improvement District – since 2011
Chair, Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority – since 2006
President, Athens Area Facilities Corporation – since 2005
Chair, Jackson County Library Board, member since 2008, Chair since 2011
Board member, Piedmont Regional Library Board
2013 West Jackson Chair, Friends of Scouting
Board member, Georgia Downtown Association – since 2013
Secretary – Braselton Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute Board of Directors – since 2012
Pack Trainer, Jefferson Cub Scouts, Pack 158
Chair, Greater Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Coordinating Committee
Lifetime Member, Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library
2013 Recipient of Community Leadership Award from Jackson County Community Outreach
Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year Finalist, 2008, 2012, 2014
2015 Jackson County Chamber Woman of the Year
2015 Boys & Girls Club of America National Service to Youth Award recipient
Lifetime Member – Friends of the Braselton West Jackson Library
Member, Georgia City and County Management Association
Member, International City/County Management Association
Member, International Institute of Municipal Clerks
Member, Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association
Member, American Water Works Association
Member – Georgia Economic Developers Association
Member – Georgia Convention & Visitors Bureau Association
Other Memberships, Achievements, etc.:
2003 graduate of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Management Development Program
Author of the following:
Recent Development: Medical Malpractice, What Standard to Apply to a Medical Specialist, published in Volume 19:1 of The American Journal of Trial Advocacy’
Henson v. Indiana: Rape Trauma Syndrome Used by the Defendant as well as the State, published in Volume 19:2 of The American Journal of Trial Advocacy
Innovative Ways to Fund Public Projects, March 2007, published in Georgia Municipal Association’s Cities Magazine