Human Resources & Community Relations

Kha McDonald
Sr. Assistant City Manager – 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 hrjobscityofthomasvillega.com.  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 Easter Eggstravaganza, Howl-O-Ween, and community events in several area neighborhoods.

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.

Staff

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

Christine Forbes, Human Resources & Community Relations Administrator
forbes@thomasville.org
(229) 227-7042

Ashley Ivey, Human Resources & Community Relations Specialist
ashleyi@thomaville.org
(229) 227-7040

Lawana Smithwick Jackson, Human Resources & Community Relations Manager
lawana@thomasville.org
(229) 227-7041

Kha Thomas McDonald, Sr. Assistant City Manager – Human Resources & Community Relations
kha@thomasville.org
(229) 227-7043