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December 27, 2013

Reynolds brings youthful city impact

MILLEDGEVILLE — Milledgeville City Council gained a youthful addition to the board when incoming District 4 Councilman Walter Reynolds took his oath to serve Monday.

“The first thing that comes to mind is that I’m absolutely elated to be a part of this council. I think that we have the right group in place,” Reynolds said. “We have the energy and enthusiasm and will get some things done.”

At 25 years old, Reynolds is the youngest ever elected to council.

As a lifelong resident of Milledgeville and Baldwin County, he couldn’t be prouder.

“I’m happy to have this opportunity to show that young folks that have roots in the community can get involved and make positive change,” Reynolds said. “It is kind of cool to be the youngest person ever elected. That’s pretty neat.”

Running unopposed, Reynolds already began work on several campaign promises relating to the Keep Milledgeville Baldwin Beautiful and film ready projects.

“I like to think that the work I’ve already put in place will be a precedent for the rest of my four years. Having the time to take on these sorts of tasks will help to keep that useful energy moving,” he said.

He is a graduate of Baldwin High School and Georgia Military College. Reynolds studied rhetoric at Georgia College before taking a management position with Z97. 

He serves as treasurer of the Oconee River Greenway Foundation and is the chairman of the Young Professionals of Milledgeville. 

With a prominent face through the local radio station, living in the public light isn’t a new gig for Reynolds.

“A lot of people think for a newly elected official it’s going to be a heck of a gear change to live in a glass house, but I’ve been living in a glass house for years now,” he said. “I’ve learned how to keep a low profile. I don’t think there will be any challenge for me there.”

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