Duluth City Council Appoints Marline Thomas to Post 2

Help us welcome our newest Councilmember, Marline Thomas!

Council Post 2 became vacant upon the resignation of former member Kirkland Carden earlier this year. City Council voted to appoint Thomas at the July 13 council meeting.

Marline was born in a small town in the Southwest of Puerto Rico where she attended the University of Puerto Rico before joining the US Army. She was stationed in Korea, Saudi Arabia, and various installations in the USA; spending 11 years on Active Duty and is a Desert Storm veteran.

Marline moved to Duluth, Georgia in 1998 and worked for major International organizations like McKesson, IHG, Dell, and ABB. She is widely recognized for her strategic impact, operations focus, technical savvy, and passion for people.

Photo of Marline Thomas being sworn into office by Judge Barrett.
Marline Thomas being sworn into office by Judge Barrett.

Marline strives to set an example and help address some of the challenges that contribute to the underrepresentation of Latinas in STEM. Marline is a founding member of the Technology Association of Georgia Diversity Society and the UGA 1961 Alumni Club. She is also a long term member of the Duluth Zoning Board of Appeals and the Veterans Marker committee.

She holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Business & Technology from the University of Georgia.

“We look forward to working with Marline to continue moving Duluth forward. Her insight and passion for the community is evident and we are excited to have her perspective on our team,” said Mayor Nancy Harris.

Marline lives in Duluth with her husband Tony and their dog Whiskey. They have 5 sons: Erick, Germaine, Chris, Jordan and Quincy.


Tell Us Your Story!

With the revitalization start soon on the bridge at Rogers Bridge Park, we are feeling pretty nostalgic, and we would love to revisit Duluth’s history through your family’s stories! Help us by sharing photos and tales from when Duluth was home to a cricket box factory, Mayor Nancy Harris could ride her horse to the dentist or when the rail was new to town. Bonus points if your favorite story features the original bridge at Rogers Bridge Park. Submit your story and old photos now by visiting the link below.


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