April 24-30th is “Luther Conyers Week” in Bainbridge.
Mr. Luther has dedicated his distinguished life to public service including nearly 4 decades as a Bainbridge City Councilman. First elected to the City Council in 1978, Mr. Conyers served the public for 37 years until his retirement from the Council in 2015.
Mr. Conyers is also a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Korean War and earning the Korean Service Medal and 3 Bronze Stars.
A man of many achievements, Mr. Conyers was elected into the Georgia Municipal Association Hall of Fame in 2008 and he and his wife, Mrs. Gwendolyn Conyers, are members of the Savannah State University Hall of Fame. Mr. and Mrs. Conyers are retired educators from the Decatur County Board of Education.
In his spirit of service, Mr. Conyers still volunteers his time to help the students of Decatur County, specifically playing a vital role with the annual Student Government Day with the City of Bainbridge.
“The greatest compliment I can give him is to say that he truly is a fine southern gentleman”, said Bainbridge City Manager Chris Hobby, “He really is an amazing man.”
I met Luther Conyers in 1956 in the Officers Club of the air base in Bainbridge where I was in pilot training and he was working in the summer and as I recalled, was attending university in Baltimore. We became friends because he discovered I was an architect by training and he and told me he and his wife aspired to build a home. Please pass this on to him and if he remembers me, perhaps he would get in touch at this email address. I would be very pleased if he would. I am now a retired architect living in Toronto, Canada. Most sincerely sent, Larry Sherman