Mayor Joy Brantley Day
124 North Avenue
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Office – (770)478-3800
Fax – (770)478-3775
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy Brantley Day was born in Thomaston, Georgia and earned a
bachelor’s degree with highest honors at Tift College and graduate
degrees at Georgia State University. Mayor Day has also earned over 200
hours credit in Municipal Training at the Carl Vinson Institute,
University of Georgia. After an appointment with the Department of
Defense in West Germany for almost three years, Mayor Day came to
Jonesboro in 1971 as a third grade teacher at Lee Street Elementary.
She rose through the ranks in Clayton County Schools serving as a system
Leader Teacher, Assistant Principal, and then Principal. She retired
from Clayton County Schools after 35 years of service.
Mayor Day served as an adjunct Professor at both Tift College and
Mercer University, specializing in instructional technique and Learning
Theory. Mayor Day has been active in many community activities
including, but not limited to, the Jonesboro Women’s Club, Tara Kiwanis,
Rainbow House Advisory Board, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Arts Clayton
Board of Directors and Clayton County YDC Board.
She was first elected Mayor of Jonesboro in 1995 and took office in
1996. Mayor Day is active in the Georgia Municipal Association and
participated in a GMA Roundtable concerning increasing interaction
between municipalities and boards of education in Georgia. She
currently serves as a District Vice President for GMA. Mayor Day has
been recognized by the Georgia Municipal Association with both the
Certificate of Achievement and the Certificate of Excellence. She served
three terms as President of the Clayton County Municipal Association,
and is currently the President-elect of that organization.
Mayor Day has one son, Brantley Day, who is the Operations Director
of the Cumberland CID in Cobb County, and her daughter-in-law, Amanda
Day, is Grants Administrator for the City of Alpharetta. Mayor Day is a
small town girl, steeped in public service; her father served as County
Commissioner in Upson County for many years. A 43-year resident of the
City of Jonesboro and Clayton County, she lists among her hobbies
playing with her two grandchildren, Cole and Kincayd, politics, meeting
new people, reading nonfiction material, and gardening.