City Manager: Andy Pippin
Andy Pippin, originally from Jackson, Georgia, began working for the City of Hampton in January 2010, and is a former banker with First National Bank. Andy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations/Communications. Andy manages the day to day operations of the City, is responsible for the Budget, acts as a liaison between the Mayor, Council and the citizens. Andy also represents the City at various meetings and functions, administers the policies of the City and has the authority to appoint and remove employees from their positions. In his spare time, Andy enjoys golf, tennis, boating and Georgia Football.
City Clerk: Kim Drinkall
Kim Drinkall has been with the City of Hampton since 1991. Since April 2007, Kim has held the position of City Clerk. Kim is responsible for preparing the agendas and minutes for the City Council meetings. Kim is also the Finance Director for the City of Hampton. She is responsible for all of the financial aspects of the City. She received her degree for Certification from the University of Georgia in 1998 and received her Masters Certification in September. Kim’s professionsal ties include membership in the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and the Georgia Municipal Clerks Association. Kim is married to Bob Drinkall and has two children, Karol and Cole. Kim and Bob are very excited to have welcomed their first grandchild in May.
Deputy Clerk: Pat Watson
Pat Watson has been with the City since 2003. Pat is married with three adult children and eight grandchildren. On June 21, 2009, Pat received her degree for Certification from the University of Georgia and received her Masters in September. Pat’s professional ties include membership in the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and the Georgia Municipal Clerks Association. Pat is also on the Henry County Library Board, Treasurer for the Bear Creek Association, Membership Director for the McDonough Lions Club and is an active member at McDonough Christian Church.
Pat’s duties include direct supervision of the day to day operations in the customer service department and the Human Resources Department. She is responsible for all Accounts Payable to vendors and weekly payroll for all employees. Pat meets all challenges with a cheerful attitude and team approach. She believes in the words from Picasso: “I am always doing that in which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it”.
Personnel Officer: Tiffany Wilson
Tiffany Wilson has been with the City since July 2003. Tiffany is currently attending Mercer University and in the process of earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Human Resources Administration and Development. The Personnel Officer is responsible for managing, planning, organizing and directing the City’s compensation and benefits, workers’ compensation insurance, limited involvement in property and liability insurance, and employee relations. This department administers the Personnel Policy and monitors on a daily basis that the policies of the City of Hampton are being enforced.
Utility Billing Department: Brandi Barber
Brandi Barber has been with the City of Hampton since 2004 and is the the Utility Billing Clerk. The utility billing department is responsible for preparing all billing information for residential and commercial customers inside the City Limits, entering all data into the computer, receives information concerning meter readings. Assures that bills are mailed out monthly, as well as calculates adjustments to bills as necessary. This department also schedules disconnection of services as necessary, and initiates work orders for connection, disconnection or transferring service. Work in this department is performed under the supervision of the Deputy Clerk, Pat Watson.
Customer Service: Patty Frazier
Patty Frazier has been with the City of Hampton since 2008 and is the Customer Service Representative. The customer service department is responsible for performing clerical and accounting duties to the utility department. This department will respond to request/inquiries from citizens on the City’s policies and procedures, accepts payment for utility services, and processes all returned checks. Work in this department is performed under the supervision of the Deputy Clerk, Pat Watson.
Business Licensing Department: Karol Baker
Karol Baker has been with the City of Hampton since 2008 and is the Business Licensing Clerk. The Business licensing department assists people with filling out the proper applications in order to start their new business inside the City Limits. This department assures that all inspections and paperwork is complete before submitting it for approval to the City Clerk. It is important that this department makes sure all business applicants are in compliance with City Ordinances. Work in this department is performed under the supervision of the Deputy Clerk, Pat Watson.
Main Street Director: Candy Franklin
Candy Franklin was hired in 2010 as Main Street Director, after working with previous Better Home Town Managers in Hampton.
The Main Street Director handles depot rentals, the Hampton Historic Depot Museum, and coordinates volunteers and activities for the city, as well as assisting in securing businesses for downtown, and working closely with the Downtown Development Authority, Hampton Historical Preservation Commission and The Hampton Business & Merchants Association.
Community Development: JD Matthews
JD Matthews has been with the City of Hampton since 2006 and is responsible for Code Enforcement in the City of Hampton. Code Enforcement also includes Building Inspections.
Receptionist: Carla Smith
Carla Smith has worked as the Receptionist for the City of Hampton since 2006. Carla also aids the City Clerk, City Manager and Mayor in day to day operations.