Lloyd Kerr

County Manager

Office Phone: 678-625-1615

Mobile Phone: 678-572-9428

Email: lkerr@co.newton.ga.us 

Appointed to the Board of Commissioners in 2016.

Thomas Lloyd Kerr was born and raised near Decatur in the North DeKalb area but later moved and graduated from South Gwinnett High school in Snellville. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia and went on to enjoy several different careers. At the age of 40, Lloyd decided to return to the University of Georgia earning a Master’s Degree. 

After completing his Master’s degree, he began his career in government as a planning technician, in Fayetteville, Ga., as a principal planner with Newton County and then by the City of Covington as a Planning Director.  In 2007 Lloyd moved to Pensacola Florida after been offered a Planning Director position with the Escambia County government.  In 2014 he moved back to Georgia to return to work with Newton County as the Planning Director.  In January of 2016, Lloyd was appointed as Interim County Manager and ultimately appointed as permanent County Manager for Newton County in August 2016.

Lloyd and his wife, Lindy have six wonderful children and eight beautiful grandchildren; that are the loves of their lives and for which they are extremely proud and grateful that is truly a blessing.

In his spare time, Lloyd enjoys spending time with family, fishing, hunting, being in the great outdoors, and tinkering with machinery. 

Lloyd is also quite the handyman as he stays busy with the home that he built from the ground up. Each weekend he looks forward to working on one or more of the numerous construction projects and additions his has planned for their forever home.