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Street Department Manager
| Email Brad
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Building Maintenance / Parks & Cemeteries Manager
| Email Luther
Planning and Zoning Director
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Natural Gas Director
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Human Resources Director
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Customer Service Manager
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Water / Sewer Manager
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Public Works Director
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Public Relations Manager
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Year appointed: 2019
Scott Andrews has worked in local government for over 16 years and has served as the City Manager since December of 2019.
Andrews previously served as the Assistant City Administrator for the City of Smyrna, GA from 2017 to 2019, the Economic Development Director in Sugar Hill, GA from 2014 to 2017. His prior local government work experience took place in Temple Terrace, FL from he served from 2003 to 2014 in numerous leadership roles.
Scott is a native of Tampa, FL and has a master’s degree in public administration and a doctorate in organizational leadership. Scott is passionate about economic development, quality of life initiatives, community building, and youth engagement.
Dr. Andrews is a Credentialed Manager candidate through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and a certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) through the National Development Council. He is an active member of the International City/County Management Association and the Georgia City-County Management Association (GCCMA) serving on several committees. Andrews is a past participant of Leadership Gwinnett and Leadership Cobb.
Post 2 East
Year Elected - 2019
Fleeta Baggett was born and raised in Covington, GA. She is a graduate of Valdosta State University. She’s a life-long member of Covington First United Methodist Church and a devoted mother to her only daughter, Madelyn Baggett. She was the owner and operator of Trinkets, a gift shop and folk-art store which was located on the square in Covington. She moved to Daufuskie Island, SC in 2012 to assist in running the day to day operations of two local golf courses. She retired in 2016 and moved back to Covington full time. She currently serves on several boards - one of which is CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in our foster care system. Working with children has always been a passion of Fleeta’s. She is excited to be on board with the city and looks forward to helping move Covington in positive direction.
Post 3 East
Year Elected - 2019
Don Floyd was born in Porterdale and has lived in Covington since birth, except for four years while serving in the military. A 1968 graduate of Newton County high school, Don served his country proudly in the Coast Guard from 1968-1972. He was certified as a Public Manager from the University of Georgia and was the Chief Fire Officer for the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (just the 89th in world).
Don was appointed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as a Trustee for the Georgia Firefighters Pension Fund. He is the past president of the Kiwanis Club of Covington and is a member of Golden Fleece Lodge #6 where he has achieved the 32nd degree. Don is a proud, life member of both Kiwanis International and the American Legion Post 32. Don is also a member of Covington First United Methodist Church and the Newton County Board of Education from 1995-2006 and is a Leadership Newton County graduate where he served as the chair. Don also served as the chair for the Eagle Scout Board of Review.
Forty-nine years ago, Don married his high school sweetheart, Marcia Elizer and they have two sons, Michael and Thomas, daughter in laws Stephanie and Katie and is the proud grandparent of Andrew, Emma and Sarah.
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.
Year Elected - 2019
Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Mayor. I am humbled at the opportunity.
I was born in Newton County and I have lived in Covington for more than forty-five (45) years. My wife Mary, a local school teacher, and I have been married for thirty-eight (38) years. We have one son and daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. They live in Covington too.
I went to Newton County public schools from the first grade through the twelfth. Since then I have obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) from Mercer University and a Master of Public Administration Degree (MPA) from Troy State University.
Before retiring at the end of 2013, I worked for nearly thirty-six (36) years at the City of Covington. I began my employment at the City of Covington as a Patrolman in the Police Department. After reaching the rank of Lieutenant, I transferred to the Electric Department as a Lineman. Later, I was promoted to Safety Risk Manager for the entire City. Over the next twenty or so years I served the citizens of Covington in a number of other positions including Police Chief, Public Works Director, Deputy City Manager, and City Manager.
I believe that my lengthy and broad work experience, while at the City of Covington, has prepared me well to serve you in this new capacity. In fact, while I was employed as City Manager, if you called an elected official with regards to some issue or problem that you were experiencing, I am the one that they forwarded your complaint to in order to get it handled.
I appreciate the relationships that I have been able to develop with so many of you and I am grateful that Covington is my home. I look forward to serving you and this community over the next four (4) years as we continue to build a bright future together.
Ultimately, my approach to government leadership is simple, it is “people first” and I will, with all that is within me, work faithfully to serve each one of you and this community to the best of my abilities. You deserve it!
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 enjoy volunteering 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.
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.
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