Donald M. Greathouse

Donald M. GreathouseDonald M. Greathouse, District 4 Councilmember

Phone: 706-975-2541
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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.  He is currently serving his second term of office.


Councilmember Greathouse was born on March 18, 1959, in Thomaston, Georgia, to Merrill and Mary Greathouse. Councilmember Greathouse graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1977. He graduated from Gordon Junior College with an Associate Criminal Justice Degree in 1981. He graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1982. (Criminal Justice/Behavioral Science) He graduated from Columbus State University with a Master’s in Public Administration in 1996.


Councilmember Greathouse was employed with the Georgia State Patrol as a Communications Officer from 1977 to 1980. He was employed with Upson County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff from 1981 to 1982. He was employed with the Georgia Department of Corrections, Probation Officer, 1982-2006. He was employed with Southern Crescent Technical College (former Flint River Technical College) from 2006 as the Criminal Justice Coordinator until his retirement in July 2015.  He is currently employed with Skipstone Academy.


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.