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 with highest honors at Georgia State University. 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 has also earned over 250 hours credit in Municipal Training at the Carl Vinson Institute, University of Georgia. She is also a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, Regional Economic and Leadership Development. 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, Cross Keys Counseling Board of Directors, Delta Kappa Gamma, 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 the need for increasing interaction
between municipalities and boards of education in Georgia. She has served as
District Vice President and President for the Georgia Municipal Association.
Mayor Day has been recognized by the Georgia Municipal Association with the
Certificate of Achievement, the Certificate of Excellence, and the Certificate
of Distinction. She served four terms as President of the Clayton County
Municipal Association. Mayor Day has received many community accolades
including Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year, Battalion
Chief, State Fire Marshal Corps, Divine Faith Ministries Commitment to Excellence Award, and
Woodman of the World Community Service
Award. She was named a Living Legend by We Are Clayton Magazine in 2016. Under Mayor Day’s leadership, the City of Jonesboro was awarded the 2016
Development of Excellence, LCI Achievement Award from the Atlanta Regional
Mayor Day has one son, Brantley Day, who is Community
Development Director for the City of Woodstock, Georgia. Her daughter-in-law,
Amanda Day, is a consultant and grant trainer with Grant Writers of America. Mayor
Day is a small-town girl, steeped in public service; her father served as
County Commissioner in Upson County for many years. A 47-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. Notable among her great loves is the City
of Jonesboro and its people.