The City of Grovetown has a Mayor/Council/Administrator form of municipal government. City Administrator John Waller, hired by the mayor and council, is responsible for approximately 100 employees who are organized into several divisions, and functional departments.


The Mayor is directly elected to represent the City in an official capacity at various functions and is the presiding officer at City Council meetings. The Mayor does not vote on matters that come before the City Council except when there is a tie vote, then he will exercise that vote.

Mayor Pro Tem

The Mayor Pro Tem is appointed by the council and Mayor. In the Mayor's absence, the Mayor Pro Tem conducts the City Council meetings.

Correspondence to the Mayor and/or City Council should be addressed to:
City of Grovetown
103 Old Wrightsboro Road
P.O. Box 120 
Grovetown, GA 30813

Phone: 706-863-4576
Fax: 706-868-3348

City Administrator

The City Administrator is responsible for the overall administration of the city departments. The administrator works under the general guidance and direction of the Mayor and Council. John Waller was appointed city administrator in 2017. A veteran of Desert Storm and two Operation Iraqi Freedom deployments, John has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry-Business and Master’s degrees in both Chemistry and Public Administration. 

Correspondence to the City Administrator should be addressed to:
City Administrator
City of Grovetown

103 Old Wrightsboro Road
P.O. Box 120  
Grovetown, GA 30813

Phone: 706-860-5094

  1. Agendas & Minutes

    Access easily searchable meeting agendas and minutes for various boards, commissions, and committees.

  2. City Administration

    View a list of the appointed officials of the City of Grovetown.

  3. City Council

    The City Council is comprised of a mayor and 4 members elected at-large to 4-year terms. Council members served staggered terms.

  4. Codes & Ordinances

    Access the city codes and ordinances.

  5. Contact Us

    Get in contact with city departments and their employees.

  6. County Government

    Columbia County is one of Georgia's fastest growing and most progressive counties.

  7. Departments

    Our departments work hard to improve the overall quality of life of Grovetown's residents.

  8. Occupational Licenses

    A City of Grovetown occupational license is required for engaging in business within the city limits.

  9. Property Taxes & Fees

    The Columbia County Tax Commissioner's office is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes for the City of Grovetown.

  10. Voting

    The City of Grovetown is committed to providing each of its eligible residents with the opportunity to exercise his or her right to vote in an efficient and equitable manner in accordance with the Constitutions of the United States and the Code of Georgia.