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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.
Debbie Johnson is currently serving her second term as Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Port Wentworth. She is a single-mom and community advocate with a solid record of accomplishments. This is due to her ability to listen to the citizens and business owners of Port Wentworth and work together to accomplish community goals. She illustrates a unique understanding of how a community must constantly evolve to continue to meet the growing needs of the citizens. Ms. Johnson recognizes that as a leader, the officials elected by the citizens must be the voice of those citizens; the voice of those unheard individuals. She vows to continue to stand up for the basic fundamental rights and equality of all people she represents and will continue to make this her top priority.
First Term Accomplishments:
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.
Serving people and the community is Councilman Thomas Barbee's motto. 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 service. His work at the Pentagon along with decades of service ingrained a strong belief in accountability that guides him still and core values instilled by the Air Force “Integrity, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do”. Barbee moved to Port Wentworth in August 2011 and fell in love with the pulse of the community.
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