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Aaron Whitely is a community activist, entrepreneur and dedicated educational advocate. He was elected to the Chatham County Board of Commissioners in November of 2020. He is a husband and father of three who understands the importance of family values. Aaron co-founded Madigan LLC, a business development firm that helps startups grow and existing businesses expand operations. He is an army combat veteran (OEF 11-12), a Savannah State alumnus and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
In the course of his community work, Aaron has had the opportunity to mentor young men through 100 Black Men Association of Savannah as well as The PittBulls Athletic Organization where he serves as coach and general manager. He has coached young men in basketball and baseball and young women in track and field. His dedication to education led him to launch reading and tutoring programs for the young men he mentors.
Aaron has a proven record of working with people from a variety of backgrounds to solve problems, build businesses and attain goals that benefit thousands of people. He continues to lead in the community as an active member of Chatham County’s Recreation Authority and Coastal Cathedral Church of God; Vice Chairman of the Chatham County Democratic Committee and former board member of Savannah’s Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club.
Through his work with grassroots organizations, Aaron has helped citizens across the city register to vote and navigate through the political process. He has a passion for helping others and continues to advocate for families and self-sufficiency throughout his community and the state of Georgia.