Mayor Barry Blount was elected in January 2006. He is a life long resident of Americus and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Citizens Bank of Americus. He serves as the Chief Executive Office of the city and presides at all meetings of the governing body. It is the Mayor’s duty to see that all laws, ordinances, resolutions and rules of the city are observed and enforced and that all officers of the city faithfully discharge the duties required of them. The Mayor is elected at large by the citizens of Americus and serves a four year term.