Mayor Robert Reichert grew up in Macon-Bibb, is a veteran of the Vietnam War, and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science and from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law.
After serving five years on Macon City Council, he represented District 126 in the Georgia House of Representatives for 10 years.In 2007 and again in 2011, Mayor Reichert was elected Mayor of Macon. He was instrumental in helping get consolidation passed in June 2012, and on October 15, 2013, he was elected as the Mayor to the new Macon-Bibb County Consolidated Government.
Throughout his terms, Mayor Reichert has been focused on growing Macon-Bibb to become the transportation, logistics, and cultural hub of the Middle Georgia Region. With an historic Downtown nestled along two major interstates in the heart of the state, Macon-Bibb is poised to be a leader in downtown redevelopment, alternate transportation, and economic development.
His vision for Middle Georgia is to:
- Have the various communities work together as a region, not as separate, competing entities;
- Provide a more walkable, bikeable, and liveable Downtown,
- Expand the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail from the National Monument to Amerson River Park;
- Increase communication between the government, organizations, and people;
- Connect the state’s hub cities with passenger rail,
- Revitalize neighborhoods that have undergone decades of blight;
- Attract more industries and businesses here to provide people with jobs;
- Expand passenger air service at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport;
- Provide high-speed internet access to underserved communities;
- And much more.
Under his leadership, Macon-Bibb was selected for the federal Strong Cities, Strong Communities program, a SPLOST was passed, consolidation was passed, industries have located or expanded here, and Downtown is undergoing a significant revitalization
Mayor Reichert is a Leadership Macon graduate and has been actively involved in multiple areas of the community, including the Georgia and American Bar Associations, the Georgia Industrial Home, the Macon Rescue Mission, and the Douglass Theatre. He is a member and former Director of the Kiwanis Club of Macon, and a former Scoutmaster and Round Table Commissioner for the Boy Scouts