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Mayor and City Council

Mayor Hugh “Bubba” Hodge

Born in Brunswick, Ga. Soon moved to Hortense, Ga. Graduated from Brantley County High School. Has an OSHA health and safety manager’s degree from OSHA/Ga.Tech. A member of the Church of Christ. Presently employed as an estate management tech with Estate Management Services in Brunswick. Was honorably discharged from the US Army and the Georgia Army National Guard. Have called Darien home for 33 years with wife Marcia Hodge. Marcia is in her 47th year as an educator including 38 years for the McIntosh County School System. Has two daughters: Carilee Webb, married to Anthony Webb with one child, Jensen; and Olivia Holman, married to Jay Holman in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently serving as 1st vice president of the Ga. Municipal Association District 12. Completed over 276 hours of local government training with Carl Vinson at UGA, achieving the highest level of government training offered by the State of Ga. Have served as a Darien City Councilman, as well as Darien/McIntosh County as a volunteer fire fighter/medical 1st responder for 32 years. Have served as Lt. Governor of the Ga. Optimist Club, currently 2nd vice president of the Darien Lion’s Club; as a secretary of Todd Grant Elementary School; as a president of McIntosh County Middle School PTO; and served on the boards of Keep McIntosh Beautiful and McIntosh Preservation Society.

Mayor Pro Tempore Augustus “Bubba” Skeen

I was born in Columbus, Georgia, move to Darien in the early seventies and graduated from McIntosh County Academy in1977. My wife, Cindy and I have four boys and twin grandchildren. I’m employed at Darien Telephone Company. My memberships include McIntosh Chamber of Commerce, Darien Lions Club and Darien First Baptist Church.

Councilman Griffin Lotson

Griffin Lotson is a McIntosh County/Darien Georgia native. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Federal Government Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Commission.  He has been promoted to the level of Global and State Goodwill Ambassador.  Mr. Lotson returns to the council having previously served as a city council member for eight consecutive years, where he also held the position of Mayor Pro Tempore under the City Charter.  He is currently working on a $1 million fundraising effort with others to promote the historical significance of the Butler Island Plantation, Darien, Georgia.