Staff Profiles

Board Members


John Chafin


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 »


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 »


Rodney Givens


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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


P. Michael Thomas

General Manager

Mike Thomas has worked for the Clayton County Water Authority since 1999 serving as the Manager of the Program Management/ Engineering Department for seven years before becoming General Manager in December 2006. In this position, he leads the 370 member work force that provides water, sewer and ... Read more »


Jim Poff

Assistant General Manager - Operations

Jim Poff has 30 years of professional experience in the water environment. His career started while attending the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. While in college, he accepted a Laboratory Technician position with the Milwaukee Metrop... Read more »


Bernard Franks

Assistant General Manager - Support Services

Bernard Franks was named CCWA’s Assistant General Manager of Operations in September 2014 after serving as the Distribution & Conveyance (D&C) Manager for two years. He had more than 17 years of experience in D&C, where he worked in water and wastewater maintenance operations. As Assistant Ge... Read more »

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