City of Jasper Mayor
Kirk Raffield was first elected in 2018 to fill an unexpired city council term and then reelected in 2019 to serve a four-year term. While on Council he served on the Public Safety committee and Development/Local Infrastructure committee. As the end of his council term approached, Kirk announced that he would run for Mayor. On November 7th, 2023, Kirk was elected in a general election to serve as Mayor with a term beginning on January 1, 2024.
Mayor Raffield is a Jasper native, attended Pickens County Schools and later graduated from Reinhardt University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Kirk currently works at one of the largest software providers in the public sector market. His duties include general employee supervision, account operations in numerous states, on site instruction for courts and law enforcement agencies, conducting onboarding for new clients, and meeting with elected officials.
Mayor Raffield enjoys family time, UGA football, traveling, playing with the family dogs, and reading. He is married to Caitlan Raffield, and they have one daughter. As a family, one of their favorite activities is shopping at the Jasper Farmers Market.
From Mayor Raffield:
This community helped shape me as an individual and I’m forever grateful for that blessing. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve our community as Mayor and look forward to its success! Please, visit our local businesses and experience the wonderful things Jasper has to offer.
Mayor Kirk D. Raffield