City Council

City Council determine policy legislatively. A City Manager is appointed by the Council to administer policy and manage the City's departments. As chief administrative officer, the City Manager appoints all city employees and is responsible for the activities of the departments as well as the successful completion of programs approved by the City Council. The City Council also appoints the City Attorney, who provides legal advice and counsel to the Mayor and City Council and to City Staff.

City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 208 Ridley Avenue, LaGrange, Georgia.

Council work sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the City Manager’s Third Floor Conference Room in City Hall located at 200 Ridley Avenue, LaGrange, Georgia.


Meg Kelsey

Meg Kelsey

City Manager


City Manager Kelsey has been employed by the city for almost twenty years and is assuming the duties of City Manager.


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Jim Arrington

Jim Arrington

Council Member - District 1


Jim Arrington is a proud lifelong resident of LaGrange. Arrington says he carefully decided to run for city council because, “I want to do my part and give back to the city that gave me so much.” Arrington is the owner of the local construction company Arrington Builders. Jim and his wife Cathy have been married for 23 years and have a daughter Abbey and son Drew. Arrington began his term in 2018.


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W.T. Edmondson

W.T. Edmondson

Council Member - District 2


Councilman Edmondson has served as a member of city council for the past seven years. Currently, he serves as chairman of Troup County Board of Health where he helps to provide leadership and oversight for the public health needs of the Greater Troup County Area.


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Nathan Gaskin

Nathan Gaskin

Council Member - District 2


Nathan Gaskin has a passion for civil rights. He was born in Harlem, New York and moved to Troup County in 1988. Gaskin was a Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) with the Georgia Department of Transportation and is a retired airline employee. He is married to Shantris Hardy Gaskin and has four children, three grandchildren. He is a former Troup County NAACP Legal Redress Chairman. Gaskin began his term in 2018.


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Tom Gore

Tom Gore

Council Member - District 1


Tom favors a bipartisan approach to City service, and wants to keep communication channels open with all citizens. He attempts to find creative solutions to current challenges and hopes to find ways to make LaGrange even more of a special place than it is now.


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LeGree McCamey

LeGree McCamey

Council Member - District 2


Mr. McCamey serves on the Public Safety Committee, the Public Services Committee, and chairs the Public Utilities Committee.


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Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell

Council Member - District 1


Council Member Mitchell believes that safety in our schools and community should be a top priority of the Council. Providing a safe and welcoming living environment will naturally improve everyone’s quality of life.


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