Sam Couvillon

Sam Couvillon

Sam Couvillon, Mayor

Phone: 706-247-3237
Term Expires: December 2025
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The Duties /Responsibilities of the Mayor include but are not limited to:

  • Presiding over meetings of the governing body 
  • Spokesperson for the City
  • Various ceremonial activities such as issuing proclamations
  • Executes ordinances, resolutions and other official documents as required by law
  • Serves on various Boards/Committees on behalf of the City both locally and state-wide


Sam Couvillon has been a benefits agent with Turner, Wood & Smith (TWS) since summer 2015. Prior to joining TWS, he was with a national firm for eight years working in the Athens/Gainesville market. Couvillon got his start in insurance in 2002 in Jacksonville, Florida, and worked with New England Financial as both a financial planner and employee benefits agent. He graduated from the University of Georgia (UGA) in 1994 with a communications degree.

Holding true to the values of TWS, Couvillon is very involved in the community. He currently serves on the Gainesville City Council, in addition to numerous other boards in the community. Couvillon served as the council's Ward 1 representative from 2014-21. He now serves as mayor. He and his wife, Margie, have two children: Sarah Grace is 21 years old and a senior at UGA. Molly is 19 years old and a freshman at Appalachian State University.

The following is a snapshot of Couvillon's service in the community:

Gainesville Mayor – 2022-present

Gainesville City Council – 2013-21 elected to serve Ward 1; mayor pro-tem, 2018-19

Kiwanis Club of Gainesville – 2012-present

United Way of Hall County – Current board member, served on campaign cabinet from 2012-14

Department of Family and Children Services Board Member – 2017-present

Boy Scouts American Values Dinner Committee – 2013-19

Hall Friends of Scouting Committee – 2018

Dancing for a Cause Advisory Committee – 2018

Dancing for a Cause winner – 2016

UGA Alumni Association Vice President (Hall County Chapter) – 2016-19

Center Point – Mentor, 2012-present

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce – Ambassador, 2010-14

The Guest House Board Member – Served on the board of directors, 2014-17

Gainesville First United Methodist Church – Staff Parrish Relations Committee, 2014-17; Children’s Council, 2011-14

Gainesville High School Athletic Board – 2014-present

Gainesville School Superintendent Advisory Council – 2015

Leadership Hall County graduate – Class of 2014

Insurance Professionals of Gainesville Insurance Man of the Year – 2015