Union City Mayor Vince Williams Launches Bid for Re-Election

Union City Mayor Vince Williams plans to build on his record of unprecedented job creation and investment and pledges to ‘keep Union City thriving as we secure our piece of the promise.’

UNION CITY, Ga. — Union City Mayor Vince Williams today launched his bid for re-election to a third term as mayor, citing his proven record of creating jobs, putting the city on sound financial footing, maintaining city services during Covid, earning state certification for the police department, and expanding parks and community centers.

Unprecedented Job Creation

Williams, who has helped bring a record 10,000 jobs and nearly $1 billion in investment to Union City since becoming Mayor in 2013, said he will use another term as mayor to continue welcoming new businesses, investing in infrastructure improvements such as water pipes, and pursuing smart growth that includes restaurants, retail and 4-star hotels.

“I am running for re-election as mayor to keep Union City thriving as we secure our piece of the promise. Union City is open for business, and I will continue to work 24/7 to maintain our phenomenal momentum for our families and small businesses,” Williams said.

“What people will continue to receive from my administration is fewer hassles, more choices, no worries, a better lifestyle, and better work-life balance. We will keep building on a healthier economy by providing economic growth, economic security and economic opportunity for all.”

In addition to bringing unprecedented job creation to Union City, Williams’ measurable track record of success also includes growing the city reserve fund from less than $1 million when he became mayor in 2013 to more than $21 million today. He also won support and passage of a Homestead Exemption for city residents, and he has maintained city services and avoided layoffs during Covid while keeping city finances intact.

Williams helped bring Georgia’s multi-billion-dollar film industry to Union City with the development of Atlanta Metro Studios. Williams also has attracted investment and good-paying jobs from companies such as Amazon, Proctor & Gamble, Walmart, PAC Worldwide and ASOS.

To enhance livability in Union City, Williams has expanded green space, built a new community center, completed key street improvement projects, and prioritized progressive public safety by earning state certification of the police department.

“Being mayor is one of the greatest blessings I’ve ever had. I believe good leaders must provide real solutions that bring real results for their community, and that is my personal commitment to Union City. Our residents can have peace of mind that I will be their voice and will always lead with fierce integrity so that everyone benefits and everyone has the same opportunity through innovation, growth and inclusion.”

Williams’ leadership has been recognized numerous times in Georgia and nationally. He is the president of the Georgia Municipal Association, 1st vice president of the National League of Cities, and vice chair of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  Among his many awards is the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Obama.

Williams served for six years on the city council before being elected mayor in 2013 with more than 70 percent of the vote. He ran unopposed for re-election in 2017, and will be on the ballot again this November 2021. Williams is married to Sharon Williams and they have a grown daughter, Nia Williams.