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Posted on: August 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Tybee Island Councilman Jackson Butler to Resign for Family Reasons

Tybee Island Councilman Jackson Butler to Resign for Family Reasons

TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia (August 24, 2018) - Councilman Jackson Butler has submitted a letter of resignation from Tybee City Council, effective September 13.


Councilman Butler is resigning due to circumstances surrounding the health and well-being of his family. He came to this decision after much thoughtful deliberation but in the end felt that his parents needed to be his priority. 

Mayor Jason Buelterman noted, “I would like to express our thanks to Jackson, on behalf of our City Council, staff and the entire Tybee community for his hard work and express our regret that he will be stepping down. His decision speaks to his integrity as a person and compassion as a son. Councilman Butler has been a pleasure to work with and will be sorely missed. “

The City of Tybee Island wishes Jackson and his family the very best. He will remain in office until September 13.

Tybee Island City Council will be working with City Attorney Bubba Hughes to develop a plan for filling Jackson’s term to ensure an open and transparent process for this important decision.

About Tybee Island, GA.: The City of Tybee Island, Georgia is on the outermost barrier island off the Savannah area coast. With a wild bird sanctuary, over three miles of ocean beaches, and salt marshes on the back river, outdoor recreation activities abound for visitors to the island. As a key defense point to the important Savannah port, Tybee’s Fort Screven, Tybee Post Theater, Fort Pulaski, and the Tybee Island and Cockspur Lighthouses combine with the unique architectures of the island’s raised cottages to form a rich backdrop for history buffs. Attracting a strong artistic community, there are several local supporting art galleries. Keeping the island interesting year round are several arts festivals, the Annual Pirate Fest, the Beach Bum Parade, St Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Hot Rod Run, the Beach Bash, and the Christmas Parade, as well as fireworks displays on Independence and New Year’s Days off the Walter W. Parker Pier and Pavilion. The Marine Science Center cooperates with Georgia’s DNR to protect threatened sea turtle species by searching for nests, protecting their eggs, and making sure hatchlings make it to sea. For visitor information, stop by, and to find more about the City of Tybee Island, visit our web site at

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