Board of Trustees

The governing body of the Library consists of a thirteen member Board of Trustees who are appointed to the Library Board by the County Commissioners, the City of Thomasville, and the county and city Boards of Education.

Terms are for three years and may be extended for an additional three years. The terms are on staggered years.


Appointed By


Term Expiration

Curnell Henry City 2nd 6/30/2023
Debra Abrams City 1st 6/30/2025
Adrian Burns City 2nd 6/30/2025
Jean Christie City, Mayor Appointee 1st Exempt
Raymond Bryant, Jr. City Board of Education 1st Exempt
Charlene Hampton County 1st 6/30/2023
Judy Ament County 1st 6/30/2024
Carla Defnall County 1st


Nicole Gatlin County 2nd 6/30/2025
Lisa Williams County Board of Education 1st Exempt
Wiley Grady County, Commission Appointee 1st Exempt
Alfred Carver Small Town 1st 6/30/2025
Ann McCrickard Small Town 2nd 6/30/2023


Chairman: Adrian Burns

Vice Chairman: Lisa Williams

Secretary: Ann McCrickard

Treasurer: Jean Christie

Board Meeting Schedule FY2023


*January 9

*February 13

March 20

April 17

May 15

June 19

Library Board meetings on the third Monday of the month except where denoted, due to holidays. Meetings are held in the Thomas County Public Library Board Room at 1:00pm and are open to the public. There are no meetings in December, July or August.

To contact a Library Board member, contact the Interim Director, Stephen Whigham, at (229) 225-5252 or email,

Meeting Minutes

Offical meeting minutes for previous meetings are available online (found below by fiscal year) or per request at the Thomasville Library Main Branch. Minutes are added after Board approval.


Tentative Agendas: Tentative agendas will be available at the Thomas County Public Library, Main Thomasville Branch, at least 24-hours before each meeting. Agendas will be posted on the Internet for your convenience as soon as available, normally 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Official Minutes: Minutes are approved at the following meeting. The official minutes will be available at the Thomas County Public Library, Main Thomasville Branch, and posted after approval.

FY 2022/2023

21 November 2022 Minutes

29 November 2022 Minutes