The 40 Under 40 represent business, government, politics, nonprofits, science, healthcare and education. The 40 were chosen from nominations made by readers throughout the state. Final selections were made by the Georgia Trend editorial staff.
The magazine highlighted Bob’s accomplishments:
“While serving as board chair of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority, attorney Bob Mikell led a redevelopment effort for an underutilized corridor of the city, which became known as the Blue Mile.
The plan placed third in an America’s Best Communities competition, securing more than $1 million for the project.
Mikell also led a successful effort to launch the Statesboro Family YMCA, which opened just last month, and he serves as the chair of its board of managers. A graduate of Georgia Southern, he was named the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Alumnus of the Year for 2017.
“I consider everyone in Statesboro as kind of my family, so I do what I can to make it the best place possible for everyone to live,” he says. “Like a lot of people in Statesboro, we want to create a place that our children will want to come back to after finishing their education.”