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Mayor Kelly Kautz Named One of UGA's 40 Under 40

The recipients were selected from over 400 nominees from across the world.

Snellville Mayor Kelly D. Kautz has been selected by the University of Georgia Alumni Association in its UGA 40 Under 40 program, which celebrates the university’s most outstanding young alumni.

The 40 recipients of this year’s honor were selected from more than 400 nominees from across the nation and the world. The honorees are alumni of UGA who are under 40 years of age, have had an impact in business, leadership, community, educational, and/or philanthropic endeavors, and who have aspired to uphold the principles manifested in the three Pillars of the Arch: Wisdom, Justice and Moderation.

Mayor Kautz is a double Dawg, having graduated from the University of Georgia with both her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and her Juris Doctorate Degree from the School of Law.

When asked about the honor Mayor Kautz said that she was “truly humbled."

"I am an avid supporter of the University of Georgia. Over the decades the University of Georgia has graduated some of the brightest and most talented leaders in our state," she said. "For the Alumni Association to consider me in the same class as my fellow alumni such a privilege. To me personally this is the biggest honor that I have ever received.” 

The group will be honored at an awards luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium on Sept. 20 and at the UGA Football Game on September 22nd.

(Editor's note: Information for this article originated from a press release issued by the City of Snellville.)

D. Warren Auld August 16, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Congratulations Kelly
mike sabbagh August 16, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Outstanding. I feel proud that our citzen, our friend and our mayor has received this honor. Congratulations Mayor. You deserve the best.
Nelson Williams August 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM
I am proud we have a citizen in our town that has been given this honor. Good job Mayor. Nelson
Tom Witts August 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Congratulations Mayor, this is quite an achievement. Tom Witts Mayor Pro Tem
Jerome Williams August 17, 2012 at 02:13 AM
This just proves the old saying you can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time and those are pretty good odds.
Patricia Sims August 17, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Patricia Sims Mayor you do us proud in Snellville! Job well done.

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