Alex Cohilas serves as the City Manager for the City of Hampton. With a population of 8,000 citizens, the City of Hampton is becoming a City of rising prominence, located in the Southwestern region of Henry County. Mr. Cohilas is in his second year with the City and oversees the daily operations of City of Hampton government as well as management of the city’s utility services. Cohilas reports to the Mayor and a six-member council.
Cohilas comes to Hampton with more than 37 years of governmental experience having served in several executive leadership roles, including Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Clayton County Georgia. While in Clayton, Cohilas built a nationally-recognized Fire/EMS service while serving as Fire Chief and EMA Director. As Deputy and Chief Operating Officer, Cohilas supervised twenty-one department heads, managed a $200M operating budget and oversaw a $300M SPLOST program.
Cohilas is a Certified Public Manager through the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute and has multiple certifications through Georgia’s Public Safety Academy, including Emergency Management Director, Fire Chief, Chief Officer and EMT, and is a graduate of the University of Maryland Staff and Command Course. Cohilas also has a strong background in employment law, having worked for seven years as an investigator for one of Georgia’s premiere employment law firms specializing in age, race and sexual discrimination cases. In addition, Cohilas studied construction management at Atlanta Technical College.
Cohilas enjoys his family, friends, sports, motorcycling, travel, reading … and not always in that order.