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Mayor Davis’ Resume Produced After Three Open Records Requests Filed

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After three formal requests filed under the Open Records Act to obtain a copy of the mayor’s resume, Mayor Hardie Davis responded with a copy of the actual document. 

According to Petula Burks, the mayor’s chief of staff, the only change to the mayor’s resume was the addition of his doctoral degree. The resume states that Davis obtained a Doctor of Ministry from Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus, Ga. but does not list a date.  According to the resume, Davis obtained his master’s degree at the same school. 

VIEW A COPY OF THE RESUME HERE.

When questioned as to why the first two open records requests did not produce a copy of the resume Burks said she believed the mayor’s office was responsive to the first two open records requests when it sent the link to the mayor’s biography on the city website and on his Linked in page. She said they had not refused to provide the resume. 

The first request filed on July 15 asked specifically for a copy of the mayor’s resume that was purchased from Resume Professionals based in California, that was listed on the mayor’s credit card statements.  

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The mayor’s office responded by referring to the mayor’s city page and LinkedIn profile page.

Under the Georgia Open Records Act, the recipient, in this case the mayor, is obligated to provide all requested documents in their possession. 

The first request sought the resume that was paid for in December 2020 and referenced the charge on the mayor’s credit card statement for $500. The second request asked for copies of any and all email records between Davis and his staff with the resume writing company. Davis office responded to that request asking that the search be narrowed. This resulted in the third open records request which produced the resume document.

Neither Burks nor Davis provided an explanation as to why the resume document that was in their possession was not provided when the first and second open records request was filed other than the statement that they were in compliance by referencing his biography on the city website.


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16 COMMENTS

  1. First, if that is the resume for which King Hardie paid $500 of taxpayer money, he and we got fleeced. Second, as a project manager who interviewed and hired project staff, a professionally written resume indicated: 1) the applicant lacked composition and organizational skills and was too unmotivated to learn how to write an effective resume, or 2) the applicant was too busy or lazy to write his/her own resume. Third, if you received an undergraduate degree, a masters, and a doctorate and did not learn how to write a resume along the way, you should request a tuition refund.

  2. Lots of grammatical errors. The first one being on the second line. There should not be a comma after development. I could keep going but I’m not. Yes, he got ripped off. Or I actually I should say we did.

  3. Isn’t his doctorate honorary? Also, there are no dates on this resume and there is no consistency in wording, some things are present tense and others are past tense. I would also love to know what he did to secure the Cyber Center since the Governor chose Augusta and worked with Augusta University. The city paid for the parking deck.

  4. Not be contrary, but the editor must have failed to read this: “Neither Burks nor Davis provided no explanation as to why the resume document that was in their possession was not provided when the first and second open records request was filed other than the statement that they were in compliance by referencing his biography on the city website was sufficient.” ?????

  5. Yes, it’s a horrible resume and they obviously were dragging their feet while they wrote this thing, but what about the pink elephant in the room? Why in the &^%7 is the city paying for his resume anyway?? It would be like me charging my current employer to pay for a resume so I can find another job. I am assuming the $500.00 went to buy a resume for one of his cronies. Isn’t his wife considering running for Mayor now? If her resume is good, I think we have an answer. Hey reporters, call the resume company and asked if they created that document. It’s so poorly written, I’m sure they will distance themselves. It’s not like attorney/client or patient/doctor privilege. They will tell you.

  6. It’s amazing to me to read this resume that obviously was written by Hardee because it is so full of you know what!To read it you would think Hardee is the greatest thing since apple pie!He has a very high opinion of himself actually way higher than what the rest of us think.He is done politically after his stent as mayor.He is one of the most self serving individuals and he is as arrogant a person that I have ever seen.It’s all about him period!There needs to be a real forensic audit of all of his wasteful spending and we would all like to see where they will lead to.The greatest resume in the world would not help him at all!

  7. There’s no way this cost us $500.00. I would like to see what was really paid for. How dumb do they think we are? Also why are WE paying for this? I sure hope this with Sammie will open the door to more crooks having to answer to the higher powers because they sure haven’t answered to the taxpayers.

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