Professional Experience: Director for Student Services at Foothills Charter High School (2015-2018), teacher and administrator with Clarke County School District - W.R. Coile Middle School, Classic City High School (1998-2014). His initial term as Mayor began January 8, 2019.
Civic and Community Service: Currently: Board Member of Family Connection / Communities in Schools, Board Member of ACTION, Inc. Former: Board member of Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, Board Member of Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia, Junior League of Athens Advisory Board Member.
Government Experience: Athens-Clarke County Commissioner (2007-2019), Mayor Pro Tempore (2008)
Education: Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Old Dominion University (1993); Master of Arts in Teaching, Piedmont College (1998); Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership, The University of Georgia (2006).
Personal: Married to Andrea Griffith-Girtz, father to Noah Girtz. Enjoys live music, travel, carpentry