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CITY OF THOMASVILLE AWARDED INAUGURAL VISIONARY CITY AWARD

Thomasville was among nine cities from across Georgia that received the inaugural Visionary City Award presented by Georgia Trend magazine and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association’s Cities United Summit in Atlanta on Sunday, January 26. Thomasville was recognized in the medium category, representing populations from 5,000-24,999. Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit...



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TPD ACHIEVES ADVANCED LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCREDITATION THROUGH CALEA

In November of 2019, Thomasville Police Chief Troy Rich and Accreditation Manager Lieutenant Kathy Baillargeon traveled to Covington, Kentucky where on behalf of the Thomasville Police Department, they received the department’s 10th Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) re-accreditation award. The Thomasville Police Department was awarded re-accreditation at the Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation level. Law enforcement agencies earning CALEA Accreditation...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE ENGINEER AWARDED FOR 20 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF CERTIFICATION

Thomasville Fire Rescue Engineer Randy Wood was recently recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 20 consecutive years of National EMS Certification. “Few EMS professionals hold the distinction of 20 consecutive years of certification,” said Thomasville Fire Rescue Chief Chris Bowman, “In our organization, only one other fire professional holds this certification. It’s an honor for Engineer Wood to have earned this recognition, and shows...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE PUBLIC WORKS STAFF EARNS GOLDEN BACKHOE AWARD

The City of Thomasville Public Works department was recently nominated for, and won, the 2019 Region Four Golden Backhoe Award. The award was given during the Fall Conference for the Georgia Utility Coordinating Council (GUCC) in Dillard, Georgia. Stephen Stewart, City of Thomasville Public Works Superintendent, was in attendance with members of his department to receive the award. “We earned the Golden Backhoe Award in recognition of safe digging and no chargeable damages in a calendar...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE TOURISM DEPARTMENT RECEIVES PAUL BROUN AWARD FOR MARKETING INITIATIVES

The City of Thomasville tourism department recently received the Paul Broun Award for Marketing Initiatives. The award was given at the 2019 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference in LaGrange, GA and was in recognition of the City of Thomasville’s “Fall in Love with Tville” social media marketing campaign. “To be recognized and rewarded by other tourism professionals is an incredible feeling,” said Bonnie Hayes, City of Thomasville tourism manager. “This is an award we can...



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THOMASVILLE RECEIVES DOWNTOWN AWARDS

Members of the City of Thomasville recently accepted two awards from the Georgia Downtown Association. The awards were in recognition of the Creative District Vision Plan and the West Jackson Streetscape Project. According to City Manager Alan Carson, these awards represent the efforts of many in the community who believed in the vision for the area of West Jackson Street known as The Bottom District. “These awards are something that all of Thomasville can be proud of, because it...



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CITY EARNS EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING AWARD

For the seventeenth consecutive year, the City of Thomasville’s Financial Services Division has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award. The award is in recognition for the City’s 2017 Comprehensive Financial Report (CAFR). “The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go...