hall county board of education member

Meet Mark Pettitt

Mark Pettitt is the Post Two Member of the Hall School Board

Mark Pettitt is a native of Gainesville and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Georgia. A product of Hall County Schools, he graduated from Johnson High School where he served as Class President and participated in Youth Leadership Hall. In 2013 Mark was appointed to the Hall County Library System Board of Trustees and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2015. While serving on the library board, Pettitt spearheaded the implementation of the passport acceptance program at the Blackshear Place library, helped eliminate employee furloughs, worked to increase operating hours at each branch and built up the system’s fund balance by nearly 250%. Pettitt was also instrumental in working with the County Commission and Georgia General Assembly to secure funding for the upcoming multimillion dollar renovation of the Gainesville Libary. Additionally, he served as the south Hall appointee to the County’s first ever Citizen's SPLOST Oversight Committee from 2013-2018 and has been elected twice to the Georgia Republican Party State Committee. Pettitt is employed by UPS, lives in Flowery Branch and is an active member of the Gainesville Jaycees, a nonprofit group focused on service to humanity.

Pettitt was elected with 77% of the vote to serve a four year term on the Hall County Board of Education on November 6, 2018. His term begins January 2019.

Mark Has Served Our Community As:

Chairman of the Hall County Library Board (2015-present)
Member of the Hall County Library Board (2013-present)
Member of the Hall County SPLOST VII Citizen Review Panel (2015-2018)
Member of the Hall County Environmental Management System Citizen Advisory Panel (2011-2013)
Volunteer Youth Football Coach (2013)
Substitute Teacher, Hall County Schools (2011-2015)
Georgia Republican Party Executive Committee Member (2010-2011)
Georgia Republican Party State Committee Member (2013, 2017)

Mark Has Been Endorsed By:

Representative Timothy Barr (Republican-District 103)
Representative Matt Dubnik (Republican-District 29)
Representative Emory Dunahoo, Jr. (Republican-District 30)
Representative Lee Hawkins (Republican-District 27)
Hall County Commissioner Kathy Cooper (Republican-Post 1)
Hall County Commissioner Billy Powell (Republican-Post 2)
Hall County Commissioner Jeff Stowe (Republican-Post 4)
Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller
Gainesville Mayor-Pro Tem Sam Couvillon
Gainesville Councilman Zack Thompson