Bell has served the public in this capacity since 2001.
"I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Bartow County as your Clerk of Superior Court," Bell said. "We have made many significant changes in the Clerk's office over the past 12 years to better serve the public, such as expanding the office and updating the deed room. Plans are already in process for additional upgrades over the next few years."
Under Bell's leadership, all original plats and deeds dating back to the early 1800s were preserved by digitizing every document and making them accessible by computer. The office computer system also has been upgraded. Bell states that customer service and ease of access to information will continue to be a priority under his leadership.
Bell is a member of the Constitutional Officers' Association of Georgia, the Superior Court Clerks Association of Georgia and the Georgia Records Association. He serves on the Legislative and Nominating Committees for the Clerks Association and assists in training and mentoring newly elected clerks. Bell has completed the Superior Court Clerk's Certificate Program from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government through the University of Georgia.
A life-long resident of Bartow County, Bell has served his community in numerous capacities including volunteering 17 years for the Georgia Special Olympics Torch Run and serving as the Northwest Georgia Route Coordinator. Prior to being elected as Clerk of Superior Court, he worked for the County's Planning and Zoning Department, Bartow County Sheriff's Department and Cartersville Police Department.
Bell and his wife, Lisa, who is President of the Cartersville Schools Foundation and employee of the Cartersville City School System, have three sons; Clark, a student at Jacksonville State University in Alabama; Tanner, a student at Georgia College & State University; and Jack, a junior at Cartersville High School.
For further information or questions, contact Gary Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 770-547-4197.