Alison Bracewell McCullick joined UGA’s Office of Government Relations Jan. 11 as its community relations coordinator.
“Alison is an outstanding addition to the university’s efforts to develop beneficial partnerships across Athens-Clarke County and surrounding counties,” Griff Doyle, vice president for government relations. “As a university with more than 200 years in this community, our positive local relationships have been integral to the character and success of the University of Georgia. I look forward to growing that relationship and seeing where Alison’s leadership takes us.”
In her new role, McCullick will head the Office of Community Relations, succeeding the recently retired Pat Allen. The office serves as the primary liaison between UGA and the Athens-Clarke County government, businesses, neighborhoods, nonprofit organizations, community leaders and individuals.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the University of Georgia and my hometown in this very meaningful way,” McCullick said. “Community engagement for me is both a passion and a professional privilege. I look forward to continuing the important work of enhancing town-and-gown partnerships that will benefit both our students and citizens.”
McCullick brings more than 20 years of experience in government and community relations to her new position. A native of Athens and a graduate of UGA, she was most recently the director of outreach and communications for the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership.
Before joining the Medical Partnership, she spent seven years working in the office of Secretary of State Cathy Cox.