Our Community...Brunswick & the Golden Isles
Nestled along the southeastern shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Brunswick and the Golden Isles is comprised of the City of Brunswick, including its Historic District, and a string of barrier islands – Jekyll, St. Simons, Little St. Simons and Sea Island. Each has its own unique identity – quaint historic downtown Brunswick, Jekyll Island’s quiet beaches of white sand, the bustling boutiques and savory cafes of St. Simons, the pristine natural beauty of Little St. Simons, and the classic luxury of Sea Island. Each are unique, yet an integral part of what makes Brunswick and the Golden Isles one of the best places to call “home” in the nation.
In addition to its natural beauty, the area boasts a diverse economic mix and one of the busiest ports along the eastern seaboard. While the area continues to grow, it manages to retain its historic charm. In addition to the multi-billion dollar tourism industry; the area is also home to one of the most impressive medical hubs in the region, a well-established manufacturing base, a four-year college and a new technical college. Also abundant and diverse are the arts and cultural activities, and recreational opportunities.
With its magical golden marshes, moss-drenched live oaks, friendly residents and abundant sunshine, the area beacons those who visit, to return – some as guests and others as residents.
Glynn County and the City of Brunswick are located in coastal southeast Georgia, at approximately 81-30-00 north latitude and 31-15-00 west longitude and encompasses 439 square miles.
A large area of the populated portion of the county borders coastal marshlands, rivers or streams, resulting in much of the populated areas being in low lying areas ranging from a few feet up to 14 feet above mean sea level. The northern boundary is the Altamaha River, the southern boundary is the Little Satilla River, and the eastern boundary is the Atlantic Ocean. The Turtle River and the South Brunswick River run through the center of the county, almost to the western boundary.
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Where are We Located?
The City of Brunswick is governed by a Council-Manager form of government. The Council or City “Commission”, consists of five members: four Commissioners and the Mayor. The City is divided into two wards: the north and the south and each ward elects two residents to the Commission. The Mayor is elected at-large and serves as the Chairperson of the Commission. The City Commission sets policies for the City of Brunswick and ensures that the policies are implemented by the City Manager.
The City Commission meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at Old City Hall at 6:30 pm and are open to the public.
Glynn County is governed by a Commission-Manager form of government. The Board of Commissioners consists of seven members; five elected to represent one of the five districts into which the County is divided and two members elected at-large. The Commissioners then elect the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. The Commission directly employs a County Administrator who is responsible for implementing decisions made by the Board of Commissioners.
The Glynn Board of Commissioners meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Historic County Courthouse. All meetings are open to the public.