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City of Douglas Commission

224 E. Bryan St.
Douglas, GA  31533

Ph: (912) 389-3401
Fx: (912) 384-6730

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Mondays of the month
  • Council room at City Hall:
    224 E. Bryan St.
    Douglas, GA 31533

Who is My Commissioner?
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Contact the Coffee County Elections Office at 912-384-7018 for your ward and commissioner based on your city address.

Commission Agendas & Minutes
Agendas for City Commission meetings are available online, in the lobby at City Hall, and at the entrance of the Council Chambers prior to the meeting.
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Following approval, minutes will be posted on the website. This means the minutes may be delayed for 2-3 weeks.
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Procedure To Be Placed On Agenda
The City of Douglas welcomes citizens to attend and participate in City Commission meetings.  When a citizen has a concern or question for the local government, there are guidelines that need to take place prior to the meeting.  There is a method in which a citizen may be placed on the City Commission Work Session Agenda – as a person who may speak during general comments which are restricted to three minutes.

If a citizen wishes to be placed on the City Commission Work Session agenda under the general comments section, the citizen should notify the City Manager’s office no later than 12noon on the day of the City Commission meeting.  Under the general comments section of the City Commission Work Session meeting, the speaking time will be limited to 3 minutes.

The citizens of Douglas are represented by six commissioners and a mayor:

Pictured: Vicki Lewis, President/CEO Coffee Regional Medical Center and Mayor Tony Paulk.

Mayor Tony Paulk presented Coffee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) with a check from the City of Douglas in the amount of $2,000,000 during the City Commission meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019.  Funding was made available to the City of Douglas through the USDA Loan Grant  program for CRMC to utilize the funds for patient services relating to cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, pediatrics and behavioral health.  On behalf of CRMC, Vicki Lewis (President/CEO) accepted the donation and stated, “Coffee Regional is very grateful for this partnership and the support of the City of Douglas.”

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Mayor Tony Paulk

Greetings citizens of Douglas!  Spring is around the corner and let’s join together and do some “spring cleaning” around our homes and our public areas.  We are looking for volunteers to start up a Keep America Beautiful affiliate here in Douglas and Coffee County. We need cleanup in our parks, our downtown corners, and streets – let’s all TEAM UP TO CLEAN UP!   

I am happy to welcome our new Police Chief, Mr. Shane Edmisten.  Mr. Edmisten comes to Douglas from the Suwanee Police Department.  He has years over 23 years of experience and will bring his knowledge to our community beginning March 4, 2019.  He exhibited great leadership skills during the interview process and has fresh ideas regarding community policing. I am looking forward to working with Mr. Edmisten.

City departments have submitted their 2020 fiscal year budgets to the Finance Department.  We have to be good stewards of tax payer dollars, so the thorough budget process begins with city departments submitting budgets to our finance department in February.  The next step is for the City Manager and Finance office to review each department budget and requested line item.  We are in good financial shape within our city departments and I want our financial status to remain in good standing. 

We are preparing to begin projects with our CMAR partners.  By the end of March, the City Manager’s office, Human Resource office, Community Development will be housed at the Ashley Slater House (211 S. Madison Avenue).  All other business offices will be moved to the old Suntrust Bank located on S. Madison next to Save A Lot.  We will begin to hold our City Commission meetings at the C.E. Weir Center.  Please be patient as we begin to transition into temporary offices.  Public notices will go out once our government offices begin to move.

I love our youth population!  It is heart wrenching to read and hear about young people who are depressed or victims of bullying - too many of our young people are facing these issues.  City employees are joining forces with mental health agencies in our area to offer a Mental Health Fair in May.  This community event will provide information about mental health issues facing our society and how to effectively handle situations when dealing with mental illness or depression.  I urge anyone dealing with mental health issues or bullying to call a help hotline (1-800-273-TALK (8255) or talk with an adult/counselor.  Please pay attention to our children and let’s take a stand to stop bullying in our schools and cyber-bullying.

Know any teens that have a bright future ahead?  If so, then we need them to step onboard the Mayor’s Youth Council.  We still need youth volunteers for the 2019-2020 term.  This youth group builds leadership skills in our community youth.  The Youth Council fosters leadership skills and allows students to be an advisory council to the Mayor and Commission.  Members of the council have monthly meetings which will include discussion of city issues and brainstorming for new ideas for the Mayor and government leaders; volunteerism, participation in retreats, training, and travel experiences. 

I want to hear from citizens about youth in our community that are doing exceptional things with their lives.  To submit a youth or youth group to be recognized, please contact me at or Dinitra Williams, Douglas Mayor’s Youth Council Coordinator, at or call the City Manager’s office at (912) 389-3401.

In closing, I have to say our city is growing and with growth, we need to change our mind set and step up for our community.  We have to think outside of the box to come up with new, fresh ideas for our citizens.  If you have some ideas that I should hear, just drop me an email at .  I am always willing to listen to your suggestions to make Douglas shine bright!

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