CAMILLA, GEORGIA, JULY 18 — Laura Beth Tucker of Mitchell County, Georgia was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp on June 24, 2022, to serve as a member of the Georgia Firefighter SLB Tucker Headshot (2) - Copytandards and Training Council to succeed the Honorable Randy Toms. 

Tucker has worked exclusively for local governments or non-profit organizations for the past 32 years. Upon completion of her MBA, Tucker served as Department Head, then City Manager, and as Economic Development Director for the City of Tifton, City of Social Circle, and Moultrie/Colquitt County, respectively.

Tucker was a founding organizational partner in the formation of the South-Central Drug Task Force. Currently, Tucker manages her own business where she has served as Project Manager for over 40 local governments or non-profit organizations. Tucker is a former Mayor (Pelham) and current City Council Member representing Camilla, Georgia’s District 2 Post 3. The range of management experience spans from interim management, evaluation, training, election equipment technical duties, to strategic planning.

She and her husband Tony have three sons, Brett (Janna), Matthew (Madeline), Brooks, and three grandchildren.

The Georgia Firefighter Standards & Training Council was formed to provide professionally trained, competent and ethical firefighters with the proper equipment and facilities, to ensure a fire safe environment for our citizens, and to establish professional standards for the fire service training including consulting, testing, and certification.


If you would like more information, please visit the city’s website at, call Paige Gilchrist at 229-330-2301, or email