Mayor

Mayor Joy Brantley Day
124 North Avenue
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236

Office – (770)478-3800
Fax – (770)478-3775
Email – jday@jonesboroga.com

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.