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Lumpkin retires after 35 years with city
Sarah Lumpkin

After more than 35 years of service in local government, the City Clerk of Hinesville is retiring. Sarah Lumpkin began her career with the City of Hinesville in January 1983 when she joined the City team as an Accounts Payable Clerk and rose to the rank of Assistant City Clerk by 1991. In May 1998, she was appointed to the position of City Clerk/Treasurer. Since then, the City has done away with the combined position of Clerk and Treasurer, but Lumpkin has continued to serve and her service to the citizens and City of Hinesville demonstrates her commitment to their prosperity. Her lists of awards and accomplishments is long and includes such accolades as: 

• State of Georgia Certified Finance Officer (1985) 

• State of Georgia Municipal Clerk (1990) 

• First Recipient of Hinesville City Hall Employee of the Year Award (1994)

• Designated “Certified Municipal Clerk” by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (1996) 

• President, Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officer’s Association of the State of Georgia (2006-2007)

“Having Ms. Lumpkin on our team has been vital to the success of the City of Hinesville throughout the years,” said Hinesville City Manager Kenneth Howard. “She brings a breadth of knowledge about Hinesville and its inner machinations rarely seen these days in local government – and compassion and service drive her leadership style. We have been so fortunate to work with her and I wish her the best in the future.” For the last several years, in addition to the duties of the Clerk’s office, Lumpkin has overseen Business Licenses & Delinquent Taxes, Water & Sewer and the Maintenance Departments for the City of Hinesville. Additionally, every four years, her office handles the administrative portions of City elections not handled by the Board of Registrars. “I am so very thankful to have been able to work with Sarah Lumpkin for not one but all four of my terms in office with this great city,” said Mayor Allen Brown. “Her guidance, expertise and grace in the job has helped me through a variety of situations throughout my time in office with Hinesville. We will miss her, but I know that her family will be happy to have more of her time to themselves now.” Lumpkin’s date of retirement will be February 26, 2021. She says that she looks forward to spending more time with family and continuing her volunteer work in the community. “I enjoyed my time with the City,” said Lumpkin. “Not only that, but I am also proud of the work I was able to accomplish with my team and the many relationships built over the years. And I feel good that I’ve left a strong team in place to take the reins and continue this good work for the citizens of Hinesville.”

Photo provided by the City of Hinesville

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