Mayor and City Council
Mayor John David “J.D.” Stallings
Mr. J.D. Stallings is currently serving his first term as Mayor. He was elected in November 2015 and began serving in January 2016. J. D. began serving on the City Council (District 3) in February 2014. J.D. graduated from Upson-Lee High School in 1994. He received his Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration from Gordon College. He has been employed by the Georgia Department of Transportation for over 17 years and was the past Georgia Department of Transportation Engineers’ Association State President. He is a Georgia Republican Party State Committee Member, a 3rd District GAGOP Committee Member, and a graduate of the 2014 Republican Leadership for Georgia. Locally, he is the Chairman of the Upson County Republican Party, a Deacon at Trinity Baptist Church, past Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) President, and has coached youth sports in Thomaston-Upson County for more than 15 years.
J.D. was raised most of his life in the Silvertown Mill Village and still currently lives there. He believes that it is an honor to follow the footsteps of the previous councilmen. J.D. is also eager to work with the Council as well as the Upson County Commissioners to make Thomaston and Upson County the best place to live, work, and raise a family.
Mayor Pro Tem Doug Head (At-Large)
Mr. Doug Head was elected in 2003 as Mayor Pro Tem (Councilmember At-Large) and is currently serving his third consecutive term on the Thomaston City Council. Mr. Head is a graduate from R.E. Lee High School in 1973. Doug earned a B.B.A. degree from University of Georgia in 1978. He is a 2011 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Banking. Mr. Head also completed the Georgia Bankers Association Commercial Lending School in 1997 and the Graduate School of Banking for Community Bank Management in 1998.
Mr. Head began his community banking career at C&S Bank in 1983. He joined Bank of Upson in 1995, and in 2007, he was named President of Bank of Upson. Mr. Head is currently President of SouthCrest Bank, (formerly Bank of Upson) will be elevated to a Holding Company position as SouthCrest's Regional Senior Commercial Officer. This new role will give him the opportunity to focus on the lending staff in Upson, Meriwether and adjoining counties to better service our customers and prospects. Mr. Head is active in the Middle Georgia community, as a longtime member of Kiwanis Club, and has held leadership positions in Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce and in the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council.
Mr. Head has two daughters: Sarah Ann and Mary Kathryn. He attends First Methodist Church.
Councilmember (District 1) Lakeitha Reeves
Lakeitha K. Reeves, a native of Thomaston, Georgia, represents the City of Thomaston Council District 1. Ms. Reeves began serving in January 2016. Ms. Reeves previously served as Council for District 1 from 1990 to 2000.
Ms. Reeves is a 1977 graduate of R.E. Lee Institute. She received a degree in Business Administration from Bennett College for Women in 1981, a Master’s Degree in School Guidance and Counseling from Fort Valley State University in 1990, and received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University in 1996.
Councilmember Reeves worked as County Clerk for the Upson County Board of Commissioners from 1986 to 2000. She also worked as City Clerk for the City of College Park from 2000 to 2012. She retired in 2012 and relocated back to Thomaston.
Ms. Lakeitha Reeves is the daughter of late Anna W. and Charlie F. Reeves.
Councilmember (District 2) Jeff Middlebrooks
Jeff Middlebrooks represents the City Council District 2. He was elected in November 2015. Middlebrooks’ term began January 5, 2016.
Councilmember Middlebrooks was born on December 20, 1960 in Barnesville, Georgia to Ms. Clyde Middlebrooks. He is a 1980 graduate of R. E. Lee High School.
Councilmember Middlebrooks has been employed with the Thomaston-Upson County Recreation Department for the past 27 years as Athletic Superintendent. He also worked with Southern Crescent Technical College for 14 years. He is a member of Georgia Parks and Recreation Association. Middlebrooks has graduated from University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute for Newly Elected Officials and participated in the 2016 Mayor’s Day Conference.
Councilmember Middlebrooks has one daughter, Ms. Shakeirra Middlebrooks who is an educator and coach in Jasper County School System. Councilmember Middlebrooks is a member of Mary Lizzie Baptist Church.
Councilmember (District 3) Ryan Tucker
Ryan B. Tucker began his term as a City Council member representing the 3rd district in November, 2015, after winning a special election to fill the seat vacated by John D. Stallings. A five-year resident of Thomaston, he is President of United Bank in Thomaston. He is married to Lori Tucker and is the father of two children, Ansley and Barrett. Born in Mobile, Alabama, he is a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a degree in Finance. He is also a graduate of the Terry School of Business’ Georgia Banking School at the University of Georgia. Tucker currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of Sertoma, the Board of Directors of the Thomaston-Upson Kiwanis Club, and the Board of Directors of the Community Care Thrift Store. He also serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation and Upson Regional Medical Center Foundation. He and his family attend First United Methodist Church in Thomaston.
Councilmember (District 4) Donald M. Greathouse
Mr. Don Greathouse represents the City Council District Four. He was elected by special election in September 2013 and was reelected in November of 2013. He began serving his first year in January 2014.
Councilmember Greathouse was born on March 18, 1959, in Thomaston, Ga, to Merrill and Mary Greathouse. Councilmember Greathouse graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1977. He graduated from Gordon Junior College with an Associates Criminal Justice Degree in 1981. He graduated from Mercer University with Bachelor of Science Degree in 1982. (Criminal Justice/Behavioral Science) He graduated from Columbus State University with a Master’s Public Administration in 1996.
Councilmember Greathouse was employed with the Georgia State Patrol as a Communications Officer in 1977-1980. He was employed with Upson County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff in 1981-1982. He was employed with Georgia Department of Corrections, Probation Officer, 1982-2006. He has been with Southern Crescent Technical College (former Flint River Technical College) since 2006 as the Criminal Justice Coordinator until his retirement in July 2015.
Councilmember Greathouse is married to Julie Smith Greathouse. They have three children, Jennifer (Michael) Rogers, Rachael (Jeff) Truitt, and Murphy Greathouse. Grandchildren are Marianne and Davis Truitt and Ella Grace and Jackson Rogers. He is a member of East Thomaston Baptist Church where he is currently a Sunday School teacher, Deacon and Gideon. He is a member of the Sertoma Club.
City Manager, Russell Thompson