Office of the Mayor

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Office of the Mayor
Government Center
6th Floor
100 10th Street
Columbus, Georgia 31901
706 - 225 - 4712

Mayor B. H. "Skip" Henderson III
Mayor of Columbus, Georgia

Richard Bishop
Chief of Staff
Office: 706-225-3167
Cell: 706-984-9013

Manages day to day operations of the Office and assists in prioritizing the Mayor’s schedule.Interacts on Mayor’s behalf with City department directors, employees, citizens, developers, etc. Works with Mayor in gathering information and research that helps shape legislative and policy initiatives undertaken by the Mayor’s office. 


Alexis N. Thompson
Executive Assistant to the Mayor
Office: 706-225-3163
Cell: 706-366-4408

image Prepares a variety of ceremonial documents and gifts, including Proclamations, congratulatory notes, letters of acknowledgment, greetings, and support, and Keys to the City. Coordinates and maintains the Mayor’s calendar and special meetings. Prepares various reports for meetings, speaking engagements, etc. Corresponding Secretary for the Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity, & Prosperity and the Commission on International Relations & Cultural Liaison Encounters, or CIRCLE. Prepares and organizes the Mayor’s agenda for City Council Meetings; coordinates with department directors for agenda documents. 


Diane Karnes
Administrative Assistant to the Mayor
Office: 706-225-3114
Cell: 706-366-1869


Responds to citizen complaints or concerns, citizen calls and refers them appropriately for resolution; answers inquiries on routine policies, rules, and regulations. Updates the Mayor’s Office website and monitors social media tools/outlets related. Prepares and sends all Press Releases for the Mayor’s Office. Manages the budget and payroll. Prepares Oaths of Office for Council nominated board members. Secures schools for Pledge of Allegiance and Pastors for City Council meetings.