Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin

Verda Colvin is a Superior Court Judge in the Macon Judicial Court Circuit which serves Macon Bibb, Crawford, and Peach Counties in Georgia. She was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal on April 16, 2014. She is the first African-American female appointed to the Macon Judicial Circuit. She received her B.A. degree from Sweet Briar College in Virginia and her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Prior to her appointment, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Georgia where in her 15 years of service, she prosecuted a wide range of offenses from drug trafficking to white collar crime. Preceding her service with the federal government, she was an Assistant District Attorney in Clayton County, Georgia. She also served as Assistant General Counsel at Clarke-Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. She became aware of her love for trial work during her service at the Solicitor’s Office in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia and during her years in private practice at Ferguson, Stein, Watt, Wallas, Adkins & Gresham, et al. P.A. immediately upon graduation from UGA Law School.

Judge Colvin is committed to service professionally and personally.  She serves on the Council of Accountability Court Judges—Funding Committee.  She is a member of the Macon Bar Association, GABWA (Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys), the Gate City Bar—Judicial Section—Executive Board member, and the William A. Bootle American Inn of Court.  She is a member of the Rotary—Downtown Club and she serves as a troop leader for Girl Scout Trop 60022 at St. Peter Claver Catholic School.  She is an Executive Board member of Boy Scouts of America Ocmulgee District and services as Scoutreach Committee Chair and Vice President.  She is a member of Jack and Jill of America—Macon Chapter.  She is on the Board of Directors for Fuller House and will serve on the Regional Partnership Council of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Georgia.

She is a proud Leadership Macon 2010 Graduate. She was honored by Leadership Macon as the Robert F. Hatcher Distinguished Alumni Award as a Community Leader in 2015.  She is an Adjunct Instructor at Mercer Law School.  Finally, she is a member of First Baptist Church where she serves as Children and Youth Leader, Children’s Sunday School teacher, and on the Women’s Ministry.

She is the proud mother of two children who are being groomed to serve as well.

Shannon Sevier, National PTA Representative

Shannon Sevier served as the vice president for advocacy for National PTA (2015-2017), where she leads advocacy efforts for National PTA positions at federal, state and local levels. She also assists National PTA staff in promoting increased participation in advocacy opportunities among PTA members.

Sevier has been an active community volunteer for more than 20 years and a PTA member for 14 years to include serving on the national board of directors, as the European PTA president, as well as the vice president for legislation. She earned her master of arts degree in teaching from the College of Charleston and a juris doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Associations Sevier has served throughout her volunteer career include Army Community Service, the Child Support Division of the Office of the Texas Attorney General, St. Mary’s Women’s Law Association, Phi Alpha Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo ”Go Rodeo” Committee and the Texas Valero Open.