Mayor Phil Best Sr. is a friend to Georgia Military College. He was elected to serve the Citizens of Dublin in November 1999. Mayor Best’s relationship with GMC began five years ago when he was very instrumental in bringing community leaders, businessman, elected officials, Superintendents, principals and interested citizens together in a meeting to pitch the idea of bringing an Extension Center to Dublin to GMC Senior Leadership team. Georgia Military College Dublin Campus was opened in September 2015 in the historic building known as the “Skyscraper” in Downtown Dublin. Dublin celebrated a week earlier with a “Light the Skyscraper” celebration where crowds took to the streets and counted down the moments until the building was lighted for the first time in decades. During the Grand Opening, Mayor Phil Best said, “It is amazing how much this project has brought the spirit of community to our city.
Since his election, he has chaired on the Economic Development Committee, President of the Georgia Municipal Associations 13th District, and been appointed to the Governor’s board of work force initiative. Phil has also served on Laurens County Board of Health, GMEBS Board of Trustees, the Military Affairs Committee in Warner Robins, and on GMA’s Board of Directors until June of 1997. Some of his other past service includes: Directorships of the Dublin Rotary Club, the Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, and the Dublin Country Club.
He is a Licensed Broker in the State of Georgia and in the Qualifying Broker for Premier Properties of Dublin, a family owned firm. Phil’s main goal is to continue the progressive attitude of the councils before him and to be a part of the continued growth of Dublin by helping to create a pro-business attitude in our small business, industry, and downtown communities. Mayor Best is also the Georgia Municipal Association First Vice President and was installed as the organization’s President in June 2019.
Mayor Best, thank you for your continued support of Georgia Military College Dublin Campus!
Submitted by Priscilla Adams, Extension Center Director, Dublin