Human Resources, Community Relations & Risk Management

Kha McDonald
Human Resources & Community Relations

111 Victoria Place
P.O. Box 1540
Thomasville, GA 31799
(229) 227-7001

Human Resources

The HR staff provides personnel services to employees and applicants through recruitment, staffing, organizational and employee development, training, policy development and implementation, compensation, performance evaluation, employee events and employee relations. Employment information is available on our 24-hour job line: (229) 227-7019 and at The HR staff has affiliations with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Georgia Local Government Personnel Association (GLGPA) and the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA).

Community Relations

The staff works with the Thomasville Police Department and Thomasville Fire Rescue to coordinate several neighborhood and community events throughout the year to promote goodwill and community engagement.

Our Community Oriented Revitalization and Education (CORE) events offer food, fun and education through events that include:

Community Wide Events

Click here to view Easter Eggstravaganza photos.

Howl-O-Ween – Held annually in October at the Thomasville Dog Park

Fall Xtravaganza – Held annually in November in Paradise Park

Neighborhood Community Events

Historic Preservation

Oversight for the restoration of monuments and graves at the City’s three historic cemeteries (The Old Cemetery, The Lt. Henry O. Flipper Cemetery and Laurel Hill Cemetery) and the Civil War Prison Site is coordinated by the Community Relations staff. Special events coordinated with the Georgia Municipal Cemetery Association, Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and local historians help promote history and heritage at these historic properties.

Risk Management & Self Insurance

Risk Management is responsible for administering the City’s Wellness program, Worker’s Comp, Property and Liability Insurance, Safety Training, and Benefits Administration for its employees.


The Human Resources & Community Relations Department is staffed as follows:

Christine Forbes
Administrator/Human Resources & Community Relations

(229) 227-7042

Lawana Smithwick Jackson
Manager/Human Resources & Community Relations

(229) 227-7041

Kha Thomas McDonald
Executive Director – Human Resources & Community Relations

(229) 227-7043

Dominic Ford
Manager – Risk Management, Safety & Wellness

(229) 227-4003

Tara Pearson
Benefits & Wellness Coordinator – Risk Management

(229) 227-3261