Mayor and Council

Doug Cheek

Mayor Doug Cheek has been a resident of Homer since childhood. He graduated from Banks County High School and studied horticulture at the University of Georgia. His civic involvements are Banks County Historical Society president, Banks County Rotary Club past president and member, Northeast Georgia Boy Scout Council, and a board member of the Homer Downtown Development Authority. He and his wife Petina are members of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville. He became Mayor of Homer in 2002. He believes that, “Homer is a quaint little town, rich in its history.” As it prospers, he wants to maintain the small town feel. This is the place he always wants to be.


Council Member


Cliff Hill
Council Member

Cliff Hill is currently serving his third term as a council member. He is a lifelong resident of Homer. He has been married to Kathy for thirty eight years and they have one son. He retired from the Ga. Department of Transportation after thirty four years of service. He is a member of the Homer Presbyterian Church. He is active in many civic Organizations including, The Sons of Legions, Legion Riders, Homer Phi Delta Masonic Lodge and has been an active member of the Homer Fire Department for many years and is currently serving as Fire Chief.


James Dumas
Council Member

James Dumas has served as council member since 2018. He previously served as Banks County Commission Chairperson from 1996-2000. It is his desire to preserve the beauty and peaceful nature of downtown Homer and the historic buildings. He strives to encourage businesses who chose to locate in historic downtown Homer. He also encourages leadership for well planned growth in developments and other projects. His motto is “Together we can make Homer home!”


Sandra Garrison 
Council Member

Sandra has been a resident of Homer for 37 years. For 16 years she has served on the Homer Town Council of which 12 years she held the position of Mayor Pro-Tem. She is a graduate of Commerce High School and the owner of Sandra’s Mini Storage. Sandra is married to Mack Garrison, Jr., they have 4 children Bucky, Kyle, Kody, Melinda Jo and 4 grandchildren. Sandra is a member of Homer United Methodist Church and is very active in other civic organizations.


Judy Harper 
Council Member


David Syfan