Mayor Edwin O. Boyd, a native of Greenville, South Carolina, graduated from Lakeside High School in Atlanta, Georiga in 1969. Mayor Boyd graduated from Georgia Southern University, in 1973 with a BBA in General Business. Mayor Boyd is married to the former Elaine Jones of Metter and has two daughters, Melanie Martin & Son in Law Brian of Alpharetta, and Stephanie Anderson & Son in Law Bart of St. Mary's, and one Grandson Matthew Martin of Alpharetta. Mayor Boyd began his insurance career in 1977 with James M. Jones Insurance Agency, becoming President of Jones & Boyd Insurance Agency in 1984. Mayor Boyd is a member of the Metter United Methodist Church and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Sea Island Bank, Metter Branch. He is past president of the Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce, 1991-1993, and Past-President of the Metter Rotary Club, 1986. Mayor Boyd previously served on the City of Metter City Council for 14 years before becoming Mayor of the City of Metter in 2018.
Amy Harrelson represents the residents of District One in Metter, Georgia. She is a native of McRae-Helena, Georgia and lived for over a decade in Dublin. Joining Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc. in November of 2014, Amy relocated to Metter in early 2015. She is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Pineland and its subsidiary companies. Amy holds an Associate and Bachelor Degree from Brewton-Parker College and played on the college’s tennis team in the 1990s. In 2007, Amy earned her Master of Business Administration from Wesleyan College. During her career, Amy has worked for Fortune 500 companies, Archer Daniels Midland and HCA Healthcare before becoming involved in economic and workforce development. She championed the Georgia Work Ready efforts of former governor Sonny Perdue in the Heart of Georgia Work Ready Region while employed by Heart of Georgia Technical College. Amy currently serves as President of the Rotary Club of Metter, and is a former board member for the Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce, where she continues to volunteer as chair of the local leadership programs. She assists the chamber annually with Another Bloomin’ Festival and the Chamber Gala. Amy is also a member of the Grayson Trapnell Animal Services Committee.
Councilman Paul MacGregor represents residents of District One in the City of Metter. Originally from Macon, Georgia, Councilman MacGregor graduated with a degree in Business from University of Georgia, where he received a track scholarship. He then earned a Master’s Degree from Georgia College and State University. He moved to Metter in 1994 as Manager of Georgia Power Company and retired in 2009. In 1996, he was selected to carry the Olympic Torch. Councilman MacGregor has served as President of the Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce, President of the Metter Rotary Club, where he received the Paul Harris award. Councilman MacGregor was Chairman of Metter Housing Authority, and served on the Candler County Board of Education, where he volunteered as a Book Buddy and Mentor. He has served on Concerted Services Board where he delivered Meals on Wheels for several years. Over the years he has served on the Downtown Development Authority/Better Hometown Board, the Historic Metter Depot Committee, the Tree Board, and the Library Board as well as chairing the United Way Campaign. In addition, he is a former Citizen of the Year recipient. Councilman MacGregor is a member of Metter United Methodist Church where he has taught Sunday school, served in various leadership roles and he currently represents Metter and Candler County on the Southeast Technical College Foundation.
Councilman MacGregor has been married to his high school sweetheart, Beverly, for 46 years. They have three children, four grandchildren, and one stray mutt.
Councilwoman Chyrileen B. Kilcrease represents the residents of District Two in the City of Metter. She is a life-long resident of Metter, Georgia. After graduating from Metter High School in 1971, she received her Associate Degree of Nursing from Albany Junior College. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Georgia Southern University in 1991, a Master of Science in Nursing from Armstrong Atlanta University in 1997, and a post-Masters Nurse Educator Certification from Georgia College & State University in 2006, and is a retired Associate Professor of Nursing from Middle Georgia State College where she taught nursing for 17 years and currently works a PRN staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Emanuel Medical Center. She has served as Metter’s Mayor Pro Tem for the past 11 years. She is affiliated with the following organizations: Rose Metter Chapter No. 249 Order of Eastern Star, Candler Branch NAACP, Heart of Georgia-Altamaha Regional Commission, Rural Southeast Georgia Black Nurses’ Association and the Metter Historical Society. She is a member of the Sams Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Rashida Taylor represents the residents of District Two in Metter. She is a native of Metter and graduated from Metter High in 1995. After graduating, she received an Associate’s Degree from East Georgia College. She has attended Georgia Southern University and Brewton-Parker College. Rashida’s family is made up of her husband, Chatavis “Tay” Taylor, and their three children: daughter, Sydney and sons Conley and Montrail. O’mari is her only grandson. Currently, she owns a daycare and works for a non-profit business. Rashida is involved in several civics organizations. The family attends church at Open Door Worship Center.
Councilwoman Marsha Colson represents District One of the City of Metter. Councilwoman Colson was raised in Charleston, South Carolina, graduating from James Island High School. She graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Upon graduation, Councilwoman Colson moved to Georgia to be near her extended family in the Evans and Tattnall County areas. She began her career at Metter Ford in June of 1994 as a sales consultant. She moved through the ranks and is currently the General Manager of Metter Ford. Councilwoman Colson has been very active in community activities. She chaired Candler County Relay for Life for two years and has served as a member of its planning committee for 10 years. She served as vice chair of the Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for three years and was chair of the Chamber’s Auction/Gala committee. She is the current chair of the Candler County Communities in Schools Board of Directors and is a member of the Candler County chapter of the FERST Foundation. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Metter and is a member of their Board of Directors.