Coty Thigpen is a lifelong Georgia resident, growing up in Snellville, Georgia before moving on to the University of Georgia to obtain dual bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Sociology. After obtaining her undergraduate degrees and having a short stint in the banking industry, Coty went on to follow her passion by obtaining her master’s degree in Public Administration from Kennesaw State University in 2010. After an internship with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia during the 2010 Legislative Session, Coty moved to Cherokee County and began her local government career with the City of Canton. Since that time, she has also worked for the cities of Alpharetta and Sandy Springs, before finally arriving in Woodstock as the Assistant City Manager where she has served since January 2020. Coty is a graduate of Leadership North Fulton and was chosen as one of Cherokee County’s Top 10 in 10 in 2021. As her entire career has been in local government, Coty is passionate about creating communities to which people aspire to connect. She works every single day to push her community to be the absolute best it can be and to make the residents proud to live, work and play there.