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Living

Live

Covington strives to be the premier destination in the south to call home. Families make up the fabric of our community. Find out why Covington should be your next stop.

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Government

Work

Newton County has the lowest unemployment rate in Georgia. From tech to healthcare, retail to industrial, if you want a career, we've got you covered. See who's already doing business here.

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Studying

Play

Everyone needs to unwind. From an award winning July 4th fireworks celebration to a month-long Christmas celebration. there is no shortage of things to do around here.

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WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND HERE?

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Don't miss a thing. Every City Council meeting is available online.

Next Meeting: May 6, 2019

BEST-IN-CLASS
CITY SERVICES

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.

  • Covington PD: The best of the best A rare Accedited Status
    Covington PD

    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 Department Highly decorated
    Fire Department.

    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 work A third re-accredidation
    Public Works.

    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 Excellence But 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 Reporting This 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 911 Emergency 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.

Meet your City Leaders

Meet your City Leaders
Anthony Henderson

Anthony Henderson

West COC Council
Hawnethia Williams

Hawnethia Williams

West COC Council
Josh McKelvey

Josh McKelvey

East COC Council
Kenny Morgan

Kenneth Morgan

West COC Council
Leigh Anne Knight

Leigh Anne Knight

City Manager
Mike Whatley

Mike Whatley

East COC Council
Ronnie Johnson

Ronnie Johnson

Mayor
Susie Keck

Susie Keck

East COC Council