Georgia Trend Magazine selected Wetherington as one of its 100 Most Influential Georgians in its January issue.
This is the first time he has made the list during his 39 year career.
The mayor says the award is not just his it belongs to everyone in Columbus," They chose me to be recognized and I'm grateful for that. But you know the Chamber, and the council and the citizen's of the city are the ones that really need to be recognized."
Other Columbus area honorees are:
Aflac's chairman Dan Amos
US Representative Sanford Bishop
Fort Benning Commanding Major General Michael Ferriter
Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Vance Smith
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