City Manager, Charles L. Coney
Charles L. Coney is a seasoned business consultant with experience in private and public sectors where he has partnered with clients towards improved processes, streamlined procedures, and value-added customer services. As the City Manager for our beloved, Hampton, Georgia, he will be the Chief Administrator of day-to-day operations while at the same time helping us towards our future.
Coney comes to Hampton with more than 25 years of professional experience in community development, human resources, IT, administration, and finance. Most recently, he served as Assistant County Manager for Georgia’s fourth largest city, Macon-Bibb County Consolidated Government and as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Ben Hill County Board of Education. In addition, Coney serves his hometown community, Fitzgerald, as an elected City Councilman with prior experience as the Mayor Pro Tem and Chairman of the Finance Committee among other leadership positions.
He is a summa cum laude MBA graduate from Keller University with a concentration in Project Management and Human Resources. Coney earned his Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from DeVry University, studied Industrial Engineering at Mercer University, and graduated with an Associate of Science in Engineering Technology from Middle Georgia College. Additionally, he has received extensive municipal training and certifications from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at The University of Georgia.
Coney has membership and/or service with the International City/County Management Association, Georgia Municipal Association, Georgia School Board Association, Boys & Girls Club of America, National School Board Association, Society for Human Resource Management, National Society of Professional Engineers, Communities in Schools of Georgia, Certified Literate Community Program, American Payroll Association, and the Project Management Institute.
Pat Watson has been with the City since 2003. On June 21, 2009, Pat received her degree for Certification from the University of Georgia and received her Masters in September 2012. Pat’s professional ties include membership in the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and the Georgia Municipal Clerks Association.
Pat’s duties include direct supervision of the day to day operations in the customer service department. Pat meets all challenges with a cheerful attitude and team approach. She believes in the words from Picasso: “I am always doing that in which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it”.
Deputy Clerk/Personnel Officer
Tiffany Wilson has been with the City of Hampton since 2003. Tiffany is a Certified Human Resources Manager through the Georgia Local Government Personnel Association and a recent graduate of Mercer University, with a Bachelor of Applied Science; majoring in Human Resources. Tiffany is currently attending the Georgia Municipal Clerks Association training program in order to obtain her degree from the University of Georgia.
Tiffany's responsibilities include accounts payable duties and all duties related to Human Resources. Tiffany is also Responsible for supervising the Utility Billing Clerk, Business License Clerk, Customer Service Representative and Receptionist.