| Email Audra
Street Department Manager
| Email Brad
| Email Freddy
| Email Jeremy
| Email John
Leigh Anne Knight
| Email Leigh Anne
Building Maintenance / Parks & Cemeteries Manager
| Email Luther
Natural Gas Director
| Email Mike
Human Resources Director
| Email Paul
Planning Zoning Director
Planning and Zoning Director
| Email Planning
| Email Randy
| Email Stacey
| Email Tammie
Customer Service Manager
| Email Tiffany
Water / Sewer Manager
| Email Tim
Public Works Director
| Email Tres
Public Relations Manager
| Email Trey
| Email Trudy
Post 3 West
Year Elected in 2018
I was born and raised in Covington, Ga. It's been an honor to call a place like Covington Home. At the age of 21, it's a blessing to be put in a position to help the people. I'm the son of the District 4 County Commissioner J.C. Henderson and Sandy Henderson.
I have four brothers, John, Jessie, Jaquan and Quintarious Henderson. I graduated from Eastside High School and after graduating I attended Tuskegee University. I currently work at the Newton County Sheriff office as a Detention Officer.
As a kid, God put the love of serving people in my heart. I know deep down that's my calling in life. My vision is simple, Take care of the Senior Citizens, secure the future for the youth, and bring resources to the West Ward and Covington as a whole. I'm apart of a Non-profit organization "The Nelson Heights Community Center" where we serve the people in Covington. Covington is becoming a place for opportunities and growth and a place you can call home. As your City Council representative, I will Continue to transition our Community to be a better place for everyone.
Post 1 East
Year Elected - 2018
I have been honored to call Covington home since 2005. I was born in Atlanta and grew up in Roswell. I spent a 14-year stint in North Carolina before relocating back to the Peach State. My husband, John joined Pratt Display in Conyers as President in 2004, and we moved to Covington the following year. We live in Covington Place where I have served on various committees and served on the HOA board until I was elected to City Council in 2017.
We have two children and 6 grandchildren. Our son, Logan, is a Presbyterian minister in Boston. Logan and his wife, Melissa, have 4 children. Our daughter, Kristi, is an attorney in Atlanta. She and her husband, Jay, have 2 children.
I retired in 2015 from Tandus. I enjoyed a 40 year career in the commercial flooring industry. My customers were architects and interior designers. I attend Covington First United Methodist Church, and I volunteer regularly at the Food Pantry and with the City’s Covington Cares program.
I am honored to bring my people skills including strategizing and negotiating to the Covington City Council. I look forward to participating in the smart growth and preservation of Covington.
My goal and plan is to be the council person everyone knows. I will be in the public’s eye working hard to make Covington the best it can be. I look forward to attending continuing education programs and participating in functions, including groundbreaking ceremonies, ribbon cuttings, forums, and town hall meetings. Most of all, I look forward to working for you - my constituents.
Year appointed: 2013
After graduating from Piedmont Academy in 1986, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from North Georgia College and State University in 1990.
Leigh Anne has been an employee of the City of Covington since March, 2009. She has served in the capacity of Finance Director and currently as the City Manager.
Before becoming an employee with the City of Covington, Leigh Anne serviced as a Controller for various businesses around the area, was a staff accountant in the audit department with a local CPA firm, and also worked alongside her husband, Scott, in their family owned business, Knight and Tabb Insurance for more than 10 years.
Leigh Anne and Scott have one daughter, Meghann.
Post 3 East
Year Elected - 2015
High School - Heritage High School c/o 2006
College - Georgia Southern University c/o 2010
BA Geography/Geographic Information Systems
6 years of GIS experience in both the private and public sectors. Since 2010, I've worked with Gwinnett County Government, worked as a contractor for Georgia Department of Transportation, brought GIS technology to the City of McDonough, and worked with Alabama Power to modernize its grid inventory. Last year, I made the transition away from a career based solely in GIS. In my current occupation as an Implementation Consultant with Tyler Technologies, I've worked with several municipalities across the country to implement software solutions that streamline their business processes while making information more accessible and transparent to the public.
Born and raised in Conyers, GA, I moved to Covington with my wife in 2013. I have been active in this community ever since. I believe that as a community, we've got work to do in order to make Covington more attractive to young professionals. So far I'm enjoying my new role as Councilman, and look forward to seeing what this Council can accomplish with help from our citizens.
Post 1 West
Year Elected: 2015
Kenneth L. Morgan is married to Pearlene who is a Covington Native. A Georgia native, Kenneth's parents relocated to Covington, GA when was just six-years-old.
Kenneth was educated in the Newton County school system, graduating in 1976 from Newton County Comprehensive High school. After graduation, Kenneth served in the United States Army before returning to Covington where he served in the areas of Pastoral Ministry as well as mission and outreach work. His work has taken him abroad as well.
Education / Training:
Kenneth Morgan came to work with the City of Covington in 1995 where he served in several capacities during his 19 years of employment and retired in January of 2014.
Kenneth served as the Warehouse Purchasing Inventory Coordinator which required Computer input and inventory maintenance along with day-to-day operations, purchasing and business to business sales and shipping and receiving. Kenneth also served as an Accreditation Manager in which he wrote policies and procedures for the public works department to ensure the required standards set by APWA were met. In this role he also was in charge of developing Standard Operations Procedures for continued Development so that the organization remained in compliance.
- PCDI 2004
Diploma Paralegal Law
- Ashworth College 2007
Degree Associate Science
- Ashworth University 2014
Bachelor of Science Degree
Interests / Hobbies:
Kenneth enjoys all sports, writing and broadcasting. Kenneth's sole belief is that you make yourself better by helping those that are willing to be reached.
Post 2 East
Year Elected - 2000 and is currently serving his fourth term.
- Graduated from Newton County High School
- A.A. degree in Public Administration from Clayton State College and University
- Deputy Director of the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority for 13 years
- Georgia Rural Water Association - Retired
- Affordable Housing Taskforce
- Intergovernmental Communications Committee of the Newton County Leadership Collaborative
- Highway 278 Corridor Plan Liveable Cities Initiative Stakeholder group
- Civic/Conference CenterTaskforce
- Vice-Chairman of the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority
- Keep Covington/Newton Clean & Beautiful - Government Committee
- Appointed by Governor Perdue to the State of Georgia Water and Wastewater Certification Board in 2005
- Mike is married to Billie Jean Whatley
- Their son, Lauren, graduated high school at Eastside High School and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2006.
- A member of Luther Hays Presbyterian Church and Elder
- Plays bass guitar in The Grateful to Be Live band which performs to support local non-profits such as Friends of Newton Parks and the Arts Association in Newton County
Born in Covington, Ga. as the daughter of two educators, Hawnethia Williams will be the first to tell you that Church and education were the two most important bricks her parents laid in her foundation.
It was at a very early age that Hawnethia knew she wanted to follow in her parents footsteps as an educator. She saw the good her parents and relatives were doing in their community as educators and wanted to be a part of that. She also appreciated the respect teachers garnered and knew that she could make a difference shaping the lives of the world’s future leaders.
After graduating from R.L. Cousins High School in 1962, Hawnethia graduated with honors from Clark Atlanta University, then furthered her education with a Master’s Degree in Social Science from Georgia State University.
Hawnethia has always had an interest in current events, especially politics. In 2005, Hawnethia decided to give back to the community that continues to give her so much. She decided to run for a seat on the Covington City Council, but she is very quick to point out that the seat belongs to the citizens, she just occupies it.
Hawnethia says that Covington is no longer the quaint town she grew up in. The addition of Baxalta and General Mills moved Covington to the cutting edge of economic development in the Southeast. Covington has always been a great place for amilies to raise their kids and enjoy a fantastic quality of life, but Hawnethia takes it as a personal mission to ensure that Covington grows smart, not fast and remains a quality destination for families.
A lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church in Covington, Hawnethia sings in the gospel and Voices of Grace choirs and is a Sunday school teacher. Hawnethia is also a certified lay speaker and lay leader.Some of Hawnethia’s accomplishments include:
- Served on the Historical Preservation Commission and the Housing Board of Appeals until elected to the City Council. In 2008 began serving on the Affordable Housing Taskforce
- Successfully advocated with community support for the development of Public Educational Government Channels by the City
- Integral in the development of the Harristown Park Apartments in Covington
- Taskforce for the development of the Newton County History Center. A SPLOST project that is scheduled to be housed in Newton County’s Historic Jail
- Served as third, second, first vice president and president of the Georgia Municipal Association’s Fifth district, comprised of 60 cities
- 2007 was awarded the Newton County Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have A Dream Award”
- Recognized by Chi Tau Omega (Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority) as a legend in the area of government for their inaugural Legends banquet in 2011