Making Fayette County a Safer Place to Live and Work

Our Mission


The Fayette Fire Foundation, Inc. seeks to assist Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services to make Fayette County a safer place to live and work, to preserve property, and to assist with Fayette County’s disaster readiness. The Foundation’s mission will also aid in professional development of the department’s employees, promote excellence, and aid in the recruiting process. By these efforts, the Foundation seeks to assist Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services to make Fayette County a safer place to live and work, to preserve property, and to assist with Fayette County’s disaster readiness.
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2018 brought a welcome break to Fayette County from any high-impact events requiring a disaster declaration, state, or federal aid, as had occurred in 2016 or 2017 when the county experienced damages from flooding and Hurricane Irma. The department continues to promote safety with public education and preparedness to all age groups. The department is dedicated to the Protection of Life, Property and the Environment. Continued support is appreciated to meet the various needs of our community.
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The Fayette Fire Foundation, Inc. seeks to assist Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services to make Fayette County a safer place to live and work, to preserve property, and to assist with Fayette County’s disaster readiness. The Foundation’s mission will also aid in professional development of the department’s employees, promote excellence, and aid in the recruiting process. By these efforts, the Foundation seeks to assist Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services to make Fayette County a safer place to live and work, to preserve property, and to assist with Fayette County’s disaster readiness.
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Vicki Turner, Chair

Vicki Turner is the owner of Turner Design Concepts and she resides in Fayetteville, Georgia.

For 26 years, Vicki was the creative side of AIS Computers, where she designed all company ads, planned marketing events, coordinated joint marketing and educational events with Apple Computer, and was the community outreach liaison for the Company.

Vicki has a strong heart for serving others. She has been an active volunteer in the community for over 30 years and currently serves on the following boards: Piedmont Healthcare Foundation Board, Fayette Fire Foundation (Board Chair), Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club, and Fayetteville Main Street. Vicki is also a member of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, The Society of Fine Art of Fayette, and Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. She has given an invaluable amount of time to serving on the Boards of Piedmont Fayette Hospital, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, Fayette Senior Services, and The Business Women of Fayette and Coweta. She has worked with Christian City for 10 years on their Charity committee, serving as an artist and a host. She served as a committee member for 4 years for the Southern Credit Union Cancer Wellness Walk that raised money for Piedmont Fayette and Newnan Hospital. Her volunteer contributions continue with serving on the City of Fayetteville’s Art and Architectural Advisory Committee, the Fayette County Public Arts Committee, and at the Chamber she is currently serving as an Ambassador and is a member of the Government Affairs Committee. Past volunteer commitments include being the Fayette Chamber of Commerce Board Chair (2004), serving 9 years on the Board and received several service awards including: Business Person of the Year (2006), Dream Builders Award (2005), Chet Wells Award (2001), and Ambassador of the Year (1997).

Continuous learning is very important to Vicki and she continues to take art classes and learn new techniques to expand her creativity. Over the years Vicki has displayed her paintings in local banks, bookstores, and galleries in Georgia and Tennessee. She enjoys painting in oils, acrylics, and watercolor. Her paintings are known for her great attention to detail.

Among her many accolades, in 2007, Vicki was on the cover of the April edition of Fayette Woman Magazine, where her art was featured. In 2008, Congressman Lynn Westmoreland chose Vicki to paint a Christmas tree ornament for the White House’s “State” tree in Washington D.C. and Vicki traveled to Washington for the special artist reception hosted by First Lady Laura Bush at the White House. In April 2009, Vicki’s “Blue Ribbon” painting of the oldest Courthouse in the State of Georgia is featured on the front of the 2010 Fayette County Chamber of Commerce History Book. Vicki designed the T-shirt for the Peachtree City International Festival & Rotary Dragon Boat Races in 2013. Her creative inspiration led her to design the Fayetteville Main Street Christmas Ornament in 2014, and in 2015 she created the Fayette Fire Foundation logo and the Southern Crescent Tennis Association logo.


MikeMike Hofrichter, Vice-Chair

Mike Hofrichter has practiced law in Fayette County since 1993.  He has also served the community as Chair of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, President of the Fayette County Bar Association, President of the Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club, Board Member of the Fayette Community Foundation and Board Member of Main Street Fayetteville.  He and his family are members of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church and are active in youth sports programs.


Melanie Myer, Treasurer

Ms. Myer and husband Steve moved to Fayette County 16 years ago in order to enhance the education of their four children. Ms. Myer has been a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church where she serves as Chair of the Finance Committee.

Ms. Myer studied accounting at Georgia State University and worked for Robinson Humphrey in the Research Department prior to the arrival of her children. Ms. Myer then pursued a career with the Delta Community Credit Union and has served in various capacities and is currently the manager of the Fayetteville branch. Ms. Myer has a passion for building relationships within the community and has served on the Fayette Chamber of Commerce Board for seven years and as Chairman of the Board in 2011. Ms. Myers proudly serves as the Treasurer of the Fayette Fire Foundation.


Sharron Singletary, Secretary

Sharron Singletary’s current occupation is Office Manager at G+Z Machine Services located in Fayetteville, Georgia. G+Z Machine Services is an international company that installs, dismantles and relocates industrial printing and packaging machines of all types worldwide. In addition to installations and relocations of printing and packaging machines, the company also offers repair services and maintenance programs maximizing top performance for the machines they service.

G+Z Machine Services headquarters, is located in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany and Sharron serves as their U. S. representative and liaison. Job duties include establishing logistic operations for vendor contracts for heavy equipment, setting up transport arrangements for transporting machine equipment and parts, company tools and supplies to a customer’s jobsite. Sharron also handles travel arrangements for incoming employees that include hotel accommodations and car rental arrangements arriving from Germany to name a few of her duties.

Prior to G+Z Machine Services, Sharron served as general manager of Executive Suites at Aberdeen Corner, a facility offering everything from answering services to desktop publishing to executive office spaces for lease and more, Sharron spent each and every day helping local small business owners grow and expand their business.

Sharron began her career in the travel industry, where she gained extensive customer service experience, and eventually retired from Northwest Airlines and BTI Americas Travel. She then owned a childcare facility for four years, which helped her understand the needs and struggles of small business owners.

“Sharron really enjoys working locally,” she says. “I’ve been able to form so many great relationships through the Chamber, other organizations, and by meeting small business owners over the years.”

Sharron is also active in community service. She’s served on the board of the Fayette Youth Protection Homes, now Bloom, has co-chaired several committees with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and at her church, and is one of the founding members of the Summer Lunch Program, now operated by Action Ministry.


image001Brent Scarbrough
Brent Scarbrough founded Brent Scarbrough & Company in 1985 while he was in his junior year of college at Southern Polytechnic State University. Brent specialized in erosion control and silt fence installation while he transitiond from college back to his hometown of Fayetteville, GA., where the home office is today. In 1988, Brent started in the underground utilities industry where he has guided the company to become the most recognized and preferred turnkey utility contractor in the Southeast today.


Donnie Davis

I am Head of Compliance/Security at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. I am a family man first, father of a 17-year-old daughter, Doni Davis, an upcoming Senior Cheerleader at Starr’s Mill High School and we reside in Peachtree City. I enjoy spending time watching my daughter compete and flourish as a young lady, along with spending time with our two Boxer dogs (Oscar and Fiona). I have been with Pinewood Atlanta Studios now for 5 years, prior to Pinewood I had a great career with Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services for 29 years. I am a graduate of North Clayton High School 1983, and a graduate of Columbia Southern University with a double degree in Occupational Health and Safety/Fire Science. I have been a board member of the Fayette Senior Center for the past 3 years and have a strong passion for the citizens of Fayette County and our public safety first responders.  I enjoy participating in recreational sports, along with working in my yard. I am looking forward to sitting on the Fayette Fire Foundation as a board member to contribute to a great cause.


Joe Domaleski

Joe Domaleski is the owner of Country Fried Creative (AIS Solutions Group,LLC). Located in Peachtree City, Georgia, his firm is the area’s largest digital marketing firm specializing in website design, development, and onlinemarketing.

During his 30-year career, he has held various management positions specializing in the marketing technology sector. His career has included time with his own business and several others including: AIS Computers, Southside Consulting, CD Group, IBM, Henry County Board of Commissioners, NFCS, and MassMutual insurance. He is an Army veteran and proudly served during Desert Storm.

Joe is very involved in the local community having served in various capacities for such great organizations as the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce (2010 Board Chair), Peachtree City Rotary Club (past board member), Southern Conservation Trust (race director), FireChaplain.org (board member), Peachtree City CERT, Fayette County Amateur Radio Club (past President), Peachtree City Running Club (webmaster), Tri-PTC Triathlon Club (founding director), Fayette YMCA (former board member), Whitewater High School Football (treasurer, board member, game announcer), WHS Lacrosse (past President), WHS PTSO, and many others. In 2018 he was recognized as the Fayette Chamber Outstanding Business Person of the Year, the Chamber’s highest honor.

Joe has an active interest in emergency preparedness and helping our first responders. He is a trained Skywarn weather spotter, licensed amateur radio operator (Extra Class – KI4ASK), and has completed FEMA emergency management courses. Joe has also completed the Fayette County Citizen’s Fire Academy (2018), Fayetteville Citizen’s Police Academy (2019), and Peachtree CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training. He regularly serves as a volunteer communicator at special events, including the Peachtree Road Race.

Joe received a dual bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from North Georgia College in 1989. He obtained an MBA in finance from the Georgia State University College of Business Administration in 1993. He was also a Commissioned Officer in the US Army Infantry, having served in both active and reserve status.

In the spare time that he doesn’t have, Joe enjoys trail running and the great outdoors. He is a former age-group competitive athlete and has completed a number of endurance events including two 11-hour Ironman triathlons, the Boston Marathon, and too many other events to list. He was a 2003 runner-up for the Atlanta Amateur Athlete of the Year. He and his wife Mary Catherine were also honored as 2015 inductees to the New Hope Baptist Church Sports Hall-of-Fame for their work helping the community get in shape.

Joe is married to Mary Catherine (Mercer) who grew up in Fayette County and lured him away from Gwinnett County. Joe and Mary Catherine have been married for 25 years and have three grown children. They reside in Fayetteville and attend Rolling Hills Baptist Church.


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Charley English

Charley English served nine years as director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency from 2006 until January 2015. He began his career there in 1996 and during his tenure had leadership roles in the security planning for the Centennial Olympic Games, the Group of Eight Summit (G8) and led the state’s response to sixteen (16) presidentially declared disasters and numerous states of emergency declared by the Governor. His career in public safety spans 37 years and has included service in the judicial system and law enforcement.

He was elected President of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) 2013-14 and served two terms on the executive board of National Governor’s Association’s Homeland Security Advisors Council.

He is a graduate of Clayton State University, Georgia State University and was conferred his Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2004, the first class of graduate degrees in Homeland Security in our nation’s history and was named the Professor Phillip Zimbardo award recipient.

He is an active member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church and has served as Chairman of the Benevolence Committee and Chairman of Deacons.


geneva2Geneva Weaver

Geneva Weaver is the Publisher of the Fayette County News. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the oldest running newspaper in Fayette County along with several other profitable publications in Fayette County and the Greater Atlanta Area. Mrs. Weaver’s broad range of duties include effectively managing full operational responsibility over multiple large-scale publications including budgeting, administration, P&L performance, staff planning and leadership, sales, marketing, circulation and collections while directing a team of employees to achieve the goals of the Fayette County Newspaper and serve the greater Fayette community.

Under Mrs. Weaver’s astute guidance, the Fayette County News has developed marketing partnerships with many local businesses allowing for an operational streamlining of personnel costs and establishing reciprocity agreements with sister newspapers throughout Georgia and the Southeast resulting in a substantial reduction in personnel and advertising costs. Mrs. Weaver also proudly assisted in the creation of the successful niche publication, Marquis magazine resulting in a 25% spike in profit and spearheaded successful cooperative ventures with local small businesses which further strengthened relationships between the newspaper and community through positive press and public relations.

Despite the tremendous amount of time and effort that Mrs. Weaver dedicates to her position as Publisher of the Fayette County Newspaper, she still finds time to give generously to the community through multiple charitable organizations. Mrs. Weaver is an active member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church where she frequently participates in community outreach programs including lending her advanced organizational and management skills to the Church’s various charitable programs.

Geneva Weaver is the current President of the Kiwanis Club of Fayette County where she volunteers substantial time and effort to various community outreach and fundraising programs including serving as the chief organizer of the Fayette County Fair for over 5 years. Mrs. Weaver is also an active member of the Fayetteville Main Street Promotions Committee and Fayette Fire Foundation.

Geneva Weaver’s proudest achievements are her 31 year marriage to Fred Weaver and their two children, John and Margit “Maggie”. John is a Clayton County EMT and volunteers frequently at the local YMCA. Maggie is a student at Georgia State University. Mrs. Weaver thrives to instill in her family the same sense of civic duty and community involvement that plays such a major role in her life.


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Brian Cooper

Brian is the principal at Redtail Consulting, a company focused helping Georgia companies connect with the film industry. Prior to forming Redtail Consulting he served as VP of Operations at Pinewood Atlanta Studios for 6 1/2 years where he also headed Pinewood’s environmental sustainability program. Brian is a native of Columbia, South Carolina, but has called Georgia his home since 2000. He is an avid sportsman and co-chairman of the Fayette County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited as well as a committee member for the National Wild Turkey Federation. He serves on the Partnership for Conservation board as well as the board for the Southern Conservation Trust and Leap for Literacy. Brian’s commitment to the Fayette County community leads him to invest his time in organizations that truly benefit the community he calls home. Brian is also a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.


Joe Hartley

Joe Hartley started with the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services in 2011. Joe is currently serving at Station 4 in Fayetteville, GA, as a Fire Apparatus Operator and Paramedic. Joe also serves on the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team as a SWAT Medic. Joe graduated from Southern Crescent Technical College with his degree in  Paramedicine. Joe holds a part time position at Piedmont Fayette Hospital as an Emergency Department Paramedic. Joe is married and has three children. His two sons are members of a local soccer team and his daughter is active in horse back riding. Joe was raised in Fayetteville, GA, and lives in Fayetteville with his family.


Pete Nelms

Pete Nelms is a 28-year veteran of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. During his tenure he served in many capacities with increasing roles and responsibilities Mr. Nelms retired from the department in 2016 as a Division Chief and Director of Emergency Management. Before his retirement he approached the Chief of the Department about creating a foundation that would enhance the departments fire and emergency medical services. In 2014 the Fayette Fire Foundation was created. Mr. Nelms continues to be an active member and advocate of the Foundation Board. He also serves on several other community boards that support the citizens of Fayette County. He enjoys travel and outdoor recreational activities.

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fire
2018 brought a welcome break to Fayette County from any high-impact events requiring a disaster declaration, state, or federal aid, as had occurred in 2016 or 2017 when the county experienced damages from flooding and Hurricane Irma. The department continues to promote safety with public education and preparedness to all age groups. The department is dedicated to the Protection of Life, Property and the Environment. Continued support is appreciated to meet the various needs of our community.
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