Management Staff

kristabedingfield_managementKrista Bedingfield began her career with the City of Centerville in 2000 as an Administrative Assistant and was appointed City Clerk in January 2003.  She has since received her Municipal Clerk’s Certification from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government in 2005.  Along with her duties as City Clerk Ms. Bedingfield also serves as the City’s Election Superintendent.  She received her Elections Superintendent Certification from Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office in 2010.

Her professional memberships include the Georgia Municipal Clerk and Finance Officers Association, International Institute of Municipal Clerks Association, Georgia Finance Officer Association, and the Georgia Election Officials Association.

Ms. Bedingfield says, “Not many people can honestly say they LOVE their job.  It is a great honor and privilege to work for the City of Centerville. It is a wonderful community to live in and raise your family.”

rebecca_tydings_managementRebecca Tydings has served as the City Attorney since April 2003.  As in-house counsel for the City, Mrs. Tydings handles all legal matters from advising Council and staff to drafting local legislation and also working closely with the Centerville Municipal Court.  Prior to her appointment as city attorney, Mrs. Tydings served as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Superior Court of Houston County and also worked for two years with Macon law firm, Adams, Jordan, & Treadwell.  In her previous career as a critical care registered nurse, Mrs. Tydings worked at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Houston Medical Center, and Middle Georgia hospital.

Mrs. Tydings received her JD from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law.  She also holds an advanced certificate in Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting.  Mrs. Tydings has two nursing degrees including an Associate of Science degree from Macon State College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

An active member in local, state, and national municipal government organizations, City Attorney Tydings served as President of the City Attorney’s Section for the Georgia Municipal Association from June 2012-2013 and was elected to serve on the Georgia Municipal Employees Benefits System and Risk Management Boards of Trustees beginning July 1, 2013.  She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Houston County Bar Association and served that organization as Treasurer for six years.

Mrs. Tydings finds her work on behalf of the City of Centerville very rewarding and states, “Making a positive difference by applying my skills in the City where I live is both challenging and fulfilling.  I enjoy my job and consider myself fortunate to serve the citizens of Centerville.

carol_harrison_managmentCarol Harrison began with the City of Centerville December 3, 2012 as the City’s Accountant and brings to the City 11 years of experience in public accounting with a practice concentration in auditing governmental entities. Prior to her career in public accounting she taught Principles of Accounting I and II at a community college and prior to that worked with the Housing Rehab Program in the Community Development Department of a local government.

Carol received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Georgia College, a Master of Business Administration from Georgia College and State University and holds a CPA license with the state of Georgia.

Carol is a member of the GSCPA, AICPA and GGFOA.

sara_caldwell_managementSara Caldwell is a lifelong resident of Middle Georgia.  She is a graduate of Northside High School and began working for the Centerville Police Department as a records clerk in June 2000.  In 2001 she assumed the role of Assistant Clerk of Court and in 2003 she was promoted to the position of Chief Court Clerk.  She is highly trained in the operations of the Court and maintains annual certifications with the Georgia Municipal Court Clerk’s Council as well as the State of Georgia as a Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) operator and as a Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC).  Mrs. Caldwell says, “The City of Centerville has given me the opportunity to build my career from the ground up and for that I am grateful.  I enjoy what I do and I am fortunate to work with a great group of people whom I admire and respect.”



mike_brumfield_managementMike Brumfield is a long-time resident of Houston County.  He says, “I like many others around here grew up as an Air Force brat.”  He attended Centerville Elementary School and is a proud graduate of Northside High School Class of 1982.  He began his employment with the City of Centerville immediately after graduating high school in May 1982.  His very first position was Meter Reader.  He attended Clayton Junior College in Morrow, Georgia in 1984 and obtained certification in Water Treatment and as a Class 3 Water Treatment Plant Operator.

In September 2000 he was promoted to Assistant Utilities Superintendent and in September 2002 was promoted to Utilities Superintendent.  He serves as the Director of Operations and is curenlty over the Utilities Department, Stormwater Management Program and the Streets Department.  Mr. Brumfield believes, “After 31 years I can honestly say Centerville is a great place to work and an even better place to live.”

chief_jones_managementJason Jones began his fire service career in 1998 with the Centerville Fire Department.  In his 15 year career with the City of Centerville, Chief Jones has held the ranks of Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Fire Chief, as well as serving as Interim Fire Chief during the absence of a Full Time Chief from 2006-2007. On September 15, 2009, he was appointed as Centerville’s Fire Chief and he oversees the daily operations of the Fire Department.

Chief Jones is a graduate of Warner Robins High School, and attended College at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton Georgia studying Forestry Management.  He currently holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree.  Some of his professional accomplishments include Certified Fire/Arson Investigator, Inspector, Instructor, Technical Rescue Specialist, Hazardous Materials Technician, Confined Space Technician, High Angle Rescue Technician, Trench Rescue Technician, Structural Collapse Technician, Juvenile Fire-setter Intervention Specialist, Structure Fire Control Instructor, First Responder/EMT Certified, Child Safety Seat Technician, and Firefighter of the year in 2004.

Chief Jones is a member of the Georgia State Firefighters Association, Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, Georgia Fire Investigators Association, Georgia Fire Inspector’s Association, Central Georgia Fire Chief’s Association, and International Association of Fire Chiefs.