City Manager

David Hamilton

 David Hamilton was born and raised just outside the city limits of LaFayette, GA.  He graduated from LaFayette High, and went on to graduate from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  He participated in the cooperative education program at Roper Corporation during his college years, prior to joining General Electric.  David began in Quality Engineering and Process Engineering roles in Decatur, AL ; Bridgeville, PA, and Cleveland, OH with GE.  He then moved into Materials and Quality Management in Bridgeville Glass Plant, Operations Manager at the Carolina Metals Plant in Goldsboro, NC, and Operations Manager in the Circleville Lamp Plant in Circleville, OH.  David left GE to work at Rexnord Industries in Auburn, AL where he was most recently a plant manager. David returned home in June 2014 to serve as LaFayette City Manager. David and his wife Rebecca reside in LaFayette and have 3 sons.



City Clerk

picBrendaSnyderBrenda Snyder has worked for the city since 1991 when she was secretary of the Gas Department.  She then worked in city administration, serving as deputy clerk until she was appointed city clerk in December 2006.  She is responsible for all financial aspects of the city.  She has two sons, Blake and Seth, and is a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.



City Attorney

picRonWomackRonald R. Womack was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., and admitted to the Georgia bar in 1974.  He earned his bachelor of business administration degree at the University of Georgia in 1971 and his law degree in 1974.  He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Delta Phi.  Since 1979, he has served as board attorney for Walker County Board of Education and city attorney for the City of Trenton.  He has served as city attorney for the City of LaFayette since 1990, as board attorney for the Dade County Board of Education since 1982 and as special assistant attorney general, State of Georgia since 1982.  He is a member of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Bar Association and State Bar of Georgia.


City Judge

picKenMaplesKenneth S. Maples was born and raised in LaFayette, and is the son of the late Ralph and Evelyn Maples.  He is a lifelong resident of LaFayette and graduated from LaFayette High School.  He established Kenneth Maples & Sons Construction in 1996 which specializes in new home construction, re-modeling and home editions.  Prior to starting his own business, he worked for twenty-seven years in the carpet industry.  He has held positions as Plant Manager, head of Research and Product Development, Director of Sales and Marketing and was Vice President of Operations before leaving the industry in 1996.  He was instrumental in the start up of new businesses in Dalton, Calhoun, Chatsworth and Jacksonville, Florida.  Kenneth has been married for forty-two years to Doris Brown Maples and they have three children, Angela, Ken, Jr. and Phil.
















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