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Monday January 18th, 2021 2:11PM

Braselton Mayor Bill Orr not seeking reelection

By Austin Eller Anchor/Reporter

Braselton Mayor Bill Orr announced Monday that he will step down as mayor of the town at the end of 2021.

In a Facebook post, Orr said serving as mayor of Braselton during three terms across 12 years has been a “true honor.”

“We have grown a lot as a town and we have come together as a community through reinvigorating our downtown with investment, championing the new hospital and fighting this new virus,” the post reads.

Orr mentioned other accomplishments during his time as mayor, such as establishing the foundation for LifePath to connect the town for walkers, bicycles and golf carts.

“We have seen the transition of the Don Panoz legacy with the successful transfer of the Chateau Elan Resort and Road Atlanta to new owners,” the post reads.

The post states Orr decided to step down because he felt that three terms were enough and that new leadership has “proven good” for most communities.

On top of this, Orr and his wife Garol started a business, 101 Mobility of GA and East Tennessee, eight years ago. The post states the business has grown to 20 employees. Orr and his wife will continue with their business after he steps down as mayor.

“I wanted there to be sufficient time to consider who our town’s next leader will be. So, everyone now has 10+months to consider to whom I should pass the baton,” reads the post.

Orr also mentions continuing to take precautions against COVID-19 in the statement.

“Please take time when you can to thank our healthcare workers for their dedication during these trying times. Whatever your story is, please try to stay safe and healthy,” the post states.

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