Barbara Williams has worked alongside mayor John Stumbo for 16 years.
Now, she's taking the Peach city's top job.
Williams won Tuesday's mayoral race by 70 votes, ending Stumbo's 16-year run.
She said Stumbo reached out and congratulated her Tuesday night.
The 63-year-old is hoping to make big changes for the city with a focus on downtown development.
She saidshe believes that's the reason she won.
"There are some things that I see that need to be implemented that I think I can help to focus in that direction, like more industry, more restaurants," said Williams.
The retired teacher also said many people just thought it was time for a change.
Williams has about two months to spend time with family and even get a little fishing in before she starts her new role as mayor.