My focus is on bringing quality jobs to Covington. With those jobs will come increased property values,
new shopping and entertainment options and increased tax revenues we can use for our school system.„
- Mayor, Ronnie Johnston
One of Covington’s greatest assets is its employees. We have a group of approximately 350 people who love Covington and take great pride in their work and it shows.„
- City Manager, Leigh Anne Knight
If we don’t have pride in our community and take care of it, who will?„
- Hawnethia Williams
It isn’t about a West or East side of Covington. It is about lifting everyone up, as a community.„
- Josh McKelvey
We are a thriving city that is making a huge impact around the state of Georgia and that impact is only going to grow. This isn’t the Covington of years ago.„
- Kenneth Morgan
We live in the city with many folks we have known our entire life, but we have plenty of new neighbors who love living here as much as we do. Seeing them enjoy Covington always makes me feel so proud.„
- Mike Whatley
Covington is a special place. The amenities, southern charm, leisure activities and city services all make Covington a premier place to live, work and play.„
- Susie Keck
I just want to be a voice for the people. If it is for the people and will help the people, I am all for it.„
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Next Meeting: May 6, 2019
From police and fire department first responders that are second to none to the County’s state-of-the-art 911 Dispatch Center, Covington residents and guests have access to some of the best services in the country. The city boasts four accredited departments and 350 employees who work every day with the singular goal of making Covington the finest city in the South.
The Covington Police Department is ready to serve.
Covington PD: The best of the bestA rare Accedited Status
Covington's Police Department is the first agency in the state of Georgia and tenth in the world to achieve accredited status. Click here to find out what makes our police department "Effective, Efficient and Professional."
The Covington Fire DepartmentHighly decorated
The Covington Fire Department is one of only six accredited agencies in the State of Georgia recognized by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Click here to see why the CFD is recognized as an industry leader Fire, Rescue and Emergency Service.
This is how Public Works should workA third re-accredidation
The City of Covington's Public Works Department received their third re-accreditation in 2018 with a 100 percent passing rate. Only 138 Public Works Departments in the United States and Canada are accredited and Georgia is home to only three of those 138.
Want to know what ethical looks like? Look no further than Covington
City of Ethics.
In 2006, the Georgia Municipal Association designated the City of Covington as a City of Ethics. The voluntary program encourages cities to adopt and adhere to a set of key ethical principles and a comprehensive model ethics ordinance. See why that is important by clicking here.
Covington is a City of ExcellenceBut don't take our word for it
A City of Excellence
In January 2003, the City of Covington was one of 10 cities to be awarded the 2003 City of Excellence Award, presented by the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend Magazine. The winners were judged against 14 criteria, such as fiscal management, public safety, citizen participation, cultural activities, community partnerships and downtown viability.
Excellence in Financial ReportingThis is transparency
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
The city was first awarded a CAFR in 2015. The City is required to annually submit financial statements to the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounting, but the creation of a CAFR is an extra report that provides in-depth information about the city.
Covington-Newton County 911Emergency Dispatch reinvented.
The Covington-Newton County 911 Center, as public safety servants is comprised of people dedicated to preserving the value of life of all citizens of, and visitors to, our diverse community.