Douglas city manager stepping down in June

Douglas city manager stepping down in June
Terrell Jacobs (Source: City of Douglas)

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - In June, the City of Douglas will be without its city manager, who has held that spot for almost 11 years.

On Monday, April 23, Terrell Jacobs, Douglas City Manager, announced his resignation, effective June 15, and will be joining the Georgia Municipal Association as Municipal Operations Consultant.

"Douglas has been a great place for me and my family and we've built many relationships, both professional and personal, within this community," Jacobs said.  "It has been my privilege and honor to serve the city council and the residents of Douglas.  After much prayer and consideration, I've decided that it's time to pursue other business and personal life aspirations, which I feel are for the betterment of myself and family.  My wife, Angie, and I will still reside in Douglas until the time comes we decide to relocate elsewhere and will always hold Douglas dear to our hearts."

"We appreciate the level of professionalism, knowledge, and service given by Mr. Jacobs to our local government and community," said Douglas Mayor Tony L. Paulk. "He was impactful as a city manager and his impression, on our community, will be beneficial for generations."

Jacobs will provide advice and assistance to member cities along with supporting a range of consulting service initiatives aimed at improving municipal operations and strengthening local leadership capacity.

There is no timeline in place for filling the city manager's position, the mayor said.

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