Wilmot & Powell is pleased to announce Rob Wilmot has been named the new City Attorney for Tifton. For all the details, please read the article below which first appeared in The Tifton Gazette and is written by Latasha Everson.
TIFTON — The City of Tifton has a new city attorney replacing former City Attorney Greg Sowell, who has recently taken a new position as a professor of law at the University of Georgia, says Tifton Mayor Jamie Cater.
Cater and the City Council publicly voted at their regular meeting Monday night after returning from executive session to elect local Attorney Rob Wilmot of Wilmot & Powell on North Tift Avenue as the new city attorney.
“We welcome Wilmot on board and we look forward to working with him as our legal counsel,” Cater stated. “He has a lot of experience and we look forward to some good things.”
Wilmot has been practicing law for 30 years and is excited about working as the city attorney.
“I’m very happy that the City Council chose me to be their city attorney,” he stated. “I know that there is a lot of work to be done and I look forward to being a part of it.”
Cater advised that Sowell officially left his position as city attorney Jan. 20, which left the council without legal counsel, including the fact that they are without a city manager. He noted that after many good years as the city attorney, Sowell chose to take a job with UGA in Athens.
“He will be sorely missed,” Cater said. “We wish him and his wife all the goodwill on their move to Athens.”
He noted that Sowell has been the city attorney for approximately 22 years and also served as Omega’s city attorney.
Sowell was unavailable for comment.