Chairman Tom Worthan
Chairman, Board of Commissioners
8700 Hospital Drive
Third Floor, Douglas County Courthouse
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
The Chairman of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners is elected in a County-wide referendum every four years. Chairman Worthan took office January 1, 2005. The Chairman serves as the chief elected officer of the County, is a full-time office holder, and, with the Board of Commissioners, sets policies, procedures, and budgets for the County.
Tom has lived most of his life in Douglas County, the son of the late Mayor of the City of Douglasville, J. Tom and Margaret Worthan. He has been married to the former Linda Bennett of Lithia Springs since 1968. Linda and Tom have three children (Stephanie, Shannon, and Brad), two wonderful sons-in-law (Eric Sanders and Jarrod Smith), and four grandchildren (Haeven Sanders, Wesley Smith, Tate Sanders, and Thomas Crue Smith).
Tom was educated in the Douglas County School System and attended Georgia State University. He worked in the paper and plastic industry for 36 years, 34 of those with Fulton Paper Company as a field sales representative specializing in commercial and industrial accounts.
The family has owned and operated Atlanta West Hair Company, located on East Church Street in historic downtown Douglasville, for 20 years. It is the only facility in Douglas County with a private consultation room for hair replacement, a service for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy.
Tom served 8 years in the Army National Guard out of the Douglasville Armory; he was Honorably Discharged in 1970.
He has worked over 20 years with the youth of Douglas County. His dedication and commitment to youth sports has always been an important and viable component in his life, having coached baseball, football, softball and basketball. He held numerous offices in the Lithia Springs Girls Club, and was Athletic Director of the Lithia Springs Recreation Club.
Tom is a Charter member of the Republican National Committee, a lifetime member of the Georgia Association of County Commissioners, and a member of the National Rifle Association. He is a Mason, a member of Battle Hill Lodge #523, and a Shriner. The Worthans are members of Lithia Springs First Baptist Church.
- Chairman, Douglas County Board of Health
- Member, Douglas County Community Services Board
- Member, Atlanta Regional Commission Executive Board
- Vice Chairman, Atlanta Regional Commission Transportation and Air Quality Committee
- Chairman, Atlanta Regional Commission Freight Study Committee
- Member, Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Services Committee
- Member, Regional Commission on Homelessness
- Board of Directors, United Way of Douglas County
- Representative of Georgia County Commissioners, Indigent Defense Council (appointed by Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson)
- Chairman's Club, Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
State of the County 2013
July 15, 2013|
"Chat with the Chairman" - Monday, July 15th, 6 - 7 p.m., Fire Station No. 7, Bankhead Highway just west of GreyStone Power, Beulah Community (Details...)
July 15, 2013
"Chat with the Chairman" - Fire Station No. 7, Beulah (Details...)
August 19, 2013
"Chat with the Chairman" - Monday, August 19th, 6 - 7 p.m., Fire Station No. 8, Tyson Road behind Mirror Lake Elementary School (Details...)
October 21, 2013
"Chat with the Chairman" - Monday, October 21st, 6 - 7 p.m., Fire Station No. 10, West Church Street, downtown Douglasville (Details...)
November 18, 2013
"Chat with the Chairman" - Monday, November 18th, 6 - 7 p.m., Fire Station No. 11, Dallas Highway, north Douglasville (Details...)
- Memorial Day 2007|
The Chairman of the Douglas County Georgia Board of Commissioners appeared before a substantial crowd at Douglas County's Sunrise Memorial Park on May 27, 2007 and gave this 5 minute speech.
Directions to the Douglas County Courthouse
Federal, State and Local Officials Representing Douglas County (January 2013)
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