Deciding to run for District Two City Council was an easy choice for Patsy Perdue.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished since I joined the council eight years ago, but I feel like I still have work to do, projects to finish,” she said.
Since the dynamics of the council are sure to change with a new mayor and at least one new councilmember, Patsy feels that it is important to maintain experienced and qualified members.
Patsy is dedicated to being an accessible representative of the people of her district.
“My goal is to be there for our citizens when they need help or support with a problem or have ideas for how we can improve our community.”
During her tenure numerous projects have been implemented within District Two that have addressed service quality, safety and beautification. These include upgrading the water and sewer lines, repaving sidewalks, planting and replacing trees and addressing nuisance properties via the new Office of Code Enforcement. To pay for many of these infrastructure projects, Patsy was instrumental in obtaining information from residents, thus helping obtain CDGB grants (over $1.6 million).
As a member of the council she has been involved in a number of initiatives that have benefited all Thomaston residents. While there has been no tax increases since she joined the council, the water plant has been upgraded, roads have been paved, and tax districts have been established to insure city residents pay only for services received. She has also supported the approval of upcoming projects namely, the Lake Thomaston Project, the Police Station addition and increased police hiring.
Patsy has participated in a number of training opportunities that have provided important knowledge and guidance for elected service. She is a graduate of the Georgia Academy of Economic Development. Through the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Training programs, she has completed the Elected Officials Institute and courses on issues related to revitalizing neighborhoods and ethics. Patsy is currently serving on the GMA Board of Directors as District 4 1st Vice President. She serves on the Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging, the Archives Records Advisory Board, and the TU Office Building Authority. Patsy is also the Chair of the Make Thomaston Shine Program for Georgia Cities Week.
Patsy stated, “Although numerous projects have been complete in District 2 and the City, there is more work to be done. I recognize the strengths and weaknesses we face as we work to make Thomaston a place for both young and old to call home. Using the experience I have gained over the past eight years, I pledge to continue to work for the citizens I represent. My vision for Thomaston is simple: support and pursue ways to continue to improve city services, support a balanced city budget without cutting expenses in areas necessary for safety and quality of life, support ordinances that will be beneficial to our community while minimizing undue burdens, and always be available to discuss ways to address the needs of the individual citizen and business community.”
Born and raised in Thomaston, Patsy says that representing the families of her community is an honor. Her mother, Mildred Fain, at 93 continues to be an active member of the community. Ms. Fain, who also grew up in Thomaston, is a retiree from Carters. Patsy is married to Steve Perdue and they have three grown children (Sheri, Cindi and Michael), and six grandchildren (Will, Eryn, Amelia, Clarissa, Landon and Mason). Before serving in public office, she worked for 29 years in the local school system in a number of leadership positions.