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

Janet Cable City 1st 6/30/2026
Debra Abrams City 1st 6/30/2026
Adrian Burns City 2nd 6/30/2025
Jean Christie City, Mayor Appointee 1st Exempt
Dr. Fred Rayfield City Board of Education 1st Exempt
Charlene Hampton County 2nd 6/30/2026
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
Sandra Hayes Small Town 1st 6/30/2026


Chairman: Adrian Burns

Vice Chairman: Lisa Williams

Secretary: Debra Abrams

Treasurer: Jean Christie

Board Meeting Schedule FY2024


18 September

16 October

20 November


*22 January

*26 February

18 March

15 April

20 May

24 June

Library Board meetings on the third Monday of the month except where denoted with an asterick, 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.

Board of Trustees Contact

TCPLS Board of Trustees

PO Box 544

Thomasville, GA 31799-0544

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.


21 November 2022 Minutes

29 November 2022 Minutes

09 January 2023 Minutes

13 February 2023 Minutes

20 March 2023 Minutes

24 April 2023 Minutes

15 May 2023 Minutes

26 June 2023 Minutes


18 September 2023 Minutes

16 October 2023 Minutes

20 November 2023 Minutes