Interview with Jill Jayne Read, February 26, 2018

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Jill Jayne Read attended both Wesleyan University and the University of Georgia where she got a Bachelor’s of Music and a Master’s in Public Administration, respectively. After marrying and moving to Athens, Georgia, Read served in a number of public administration positions. Read describes her experience in a variety of organizations, including working in the Heritage Foundation (an organization dedicated to the restoration of Athens' architecture) and her eventual work as a community relations officer for Athens-Clarke County. Read talks about her leadership and participation in a multitude of projects and events including the Downtown Revitalization Committee, Franklin College Chamber Series, Morton Theatre Corporation, WUGA Radio, Arts Alive Radio Program, the creation of the Athens Graphic Ordinance, New Arts Review, Nuçi's Space, University of Georgia State Botanical Garden, Blue Skies Concert Series, National Dance Week, Community Mural Project, Georgia Museum of Art, the Classic Center, Lyndon House Art Center, and the Morton Theatre Restoration Project.






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107 minutes


Jill Jayne Read and James Reap, “Interview with Jill Jayne Read, February 26, 2018,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed February 26, 2024,