Town Manager

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Jennifer Scott

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 24 years of 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, Community Development, Tourism, Capital Projects and Parks.  Ms. Scott supervises all local government staff and is the liaison between Town Council, Town Staff, volunteers, Agency and Authority members and consultants.

Ms. Scott also coordinates and staffs the Braselton Urban Redevelopment Agency and Braselton Public Facilities Authority, assigns staff to 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.

Professional Accomplishments:

Former Board member, Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors – 2012-2014

Board member, Jackson County Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors – member since 2005, Former Chair

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 – 2013-2019

Secretary – Braselton Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute Board of Directors – 2012-2019

Former Pack Trainer, Jefferson Cub Scouts, Pack 158

Member and Former Chair and Vice 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

President Elect, Northeast Georgia Cattlewomans Association

Secretary, Georgia Cattlewomans Association

Board Member, Piedmont Hospital Athens Regional Foundation

Member, Georgia City and County Management Association

Member, International City/County Management Association

Member, Georgia Downtown 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

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

Contact her at jscott@braselton.net