Staff Profiles


Board Members

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John Chafin

Chairman

John Chafin is no stranger to the people of Clayton County. He has served his community as a business owner, elected representative and as a member of the Clayton County Water Authority's (CCWA) Board of Directors since 2004. Chafin served two years as Vice Chairman from 2010 - 2012 and was elect... Read more »


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Marie Barber

Vice Chair

Marie Barber joined the Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) Board on October 6, 1999 as the first female member in the history of the utility. She served for many years as the board's Secretary/Treasurer and as Board Chair from December 2012 - February 2015. In January 2018, she was elected Vic... Read more »


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Rodney Givens

Secretary/Treasurer

Rodney Givens brings an engineer’s eye to CCWA’s Board of Directors. As a Civil and Architectural Engineer, Givens’ background gives him insight into the complex engineering aspects of the water industry. Appointed to the board in March 2010, Givens was elected Vice Chairman in February 2015. In ... Read more »


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John Westervelt

Board Member

John Westervelt is President of the Clayton County division of Heritage Bank, located in downtown Jonesboro. His banking career began in 1977, with Trust Company Bank of Atlanta, and for 24 years, he continued to apply his financial expertise for banks throughout Georgia and Louisiana. Although J... Read more »


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Dr. Cephus Jackson

Board Member

Dr. Cephus Jackson joined the Clayton County Water Authority Board of Directors in March 2015. Dr. Jackson has held leadership roles in school districts in four states ranging in size from 8,500 students to 212,000 students with yearly budgets up to 1.5 billion dollars. These leadership experienc... Read more »


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Robin Malone

Board Member

Mr. Robin Malone was appointed to the Clayton County Water Authority Board of Directors in 2016. He is the Development and Grants Manager for Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity and brings with him years of experience in the commercial banking industry. Check back for more information. Read more »


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Vivian Baldwin

Board Member

Vivian Baldwin joined the Clayton County Water Authority Board of Directors in May 2017. She is a native of Atlanta, GA where she grew up on the northwest side of Atlanta, attending the historic Booker T. Washington High School and Spelman College. Baldwin earned a Master’s degree in Library Scie... Read more »




Executive Managers

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H. Bernard Franks

General Manager

CCWA's General Manager H. Bernard Franks has a passion for the water industry and the Clayton County community. He was promoted to General Manager in June 2018 with more than 20 years of experience at the Authority where he worked his way up the ranks. Franks started working at CCWA in 1996 a... Read more »


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Teresa Worley

Assistant General Manager - Support Services

Teresa Worley was promoted to Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) Assistant General Manager over Support Services in June 2018 after serving as CCWA’s Customer Accounts Director since being hired in November 2010.In this position, she oversees Customer Accounts, Finance, General Services, Human... Read more »


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Keisha Thorpe

Assistant General Manager - Operations

Keisha Thorpe joined the Clayton County Water Authority team as its new Assistant General Manager-Operations in November 2018. She brings more than over 17 years of combined experience in water and wastewater treatment with hands on experience in distribution, collections, project management, as... Read more »




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