• Madeline Ryan Smith

Madeline Ryan Smith voted a 2022 Statesboro Hometown Hero

I am so humbled to have been recognized as a Statesboro Hometown Hero. While there is still so much work to be done, I have been lucky to be able to be among some of the most talented and hardworking people I’ve ever met.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me, and supported our community. Especially Students with Disabilities Advocacy Group at GSU, Young Democrats at Georgia Southern University, and Bulloch County Democratic Committee. As well as individuals in our community who have helped show me my path along the way; Jonathan McCollar, Shannon Freeman Killebrew, Tralayia Prince, Shontelle Childress & Dr. Stacy W. Smallwood you have taught me so much about our home and about myself.


Thank you to my professors for teaching me the way of the world, my friends for helping me stay sane, and my family for always having my back.


The work we do in our community to enact change isn’t easy; but when we have success as a team, we all win.