Clarkston: First Municipal Authority in USA to Recognize Somaliland as Sovereign State

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Clarkston city became the first local authority in the United States of America to recognize Somaliland as a sovereign state distinct from Somalia. It followed suit cities like Sheffield, Cardiff, and Tower Hamlets in the United Kingdom

Ted Terry currently serves as the Mayor of Clarkston, Georgia, the most ethnically diverse square mile in America. Ted is the youngest Mayor in Clarkston’s 135-year history. With more than 17 years of experience in public service, Ted is leading Clarkston’s vision to become a more welcoming and compassionate community.

Clarkston, part of Metropolitan Atlanta, is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 12,742 as of 2016. The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1882 as the “Town of Clarkston“.  the City of Clarkston was officially named as such by Governor Alexander H. Stevens on December 12th, 1882. Clarkston is named to honor Colonel W.W. Clark, a Director of the Georgia Railroad and a Covington Lawyer.