City Manager

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Tony Lucas MatteAs city manager, Tony Lucas oversees all economic, staffing, budgeting, information systems, customer service, treasury management and policy development for the city.

Tony Lucas began his career with the City of Conyers in 1984. Lucas has a degree in applied sciences from DeKalb College and is a graduate of the 166th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He has attended specialized training at the National Crime Prevention Institute in Louisville, Kentucky and the Northwestern Traffic Institute in Evansville, Illinois.

Lucas is a member of the Conyers Rockdale Prevention Alliance, Atlanta Metropol, the Georgia Association of Chief's of Police and the International Association of Chief's of Police. Chief Lucas was chairman of the East Metro Drug Enforcement Team Control Board and was on the Advisory Board for the Clayton Regional Law Enforcement Academy. Lucas is also a member of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors. He was also the Charter President of the Fraternal Order of Police Georgia Lodge #69 during 1986 and 1987. Chief Lucas has served as a board member for the Atlanta Area Council on Battered Women, the Rockdale Emergency Relief Fund, Rockdale County Board of Health, the Rockdale Coalition for Children and Youth, and United Way.

Lucas is a native of Conyers and Rockdale County, Georgia. He has three children, Kimberly, Tony Lucas II and Natalie and is married to Fran Jones Lucas.

Lucas’ accomplishments include:

  • Lucas began his public service career in 1977 with the Rockdale County Sheriff's office under then Sheriff J.T. Wallace as a deputy sheriff. He worked in the patrol division, the traffic section and special operations.
  • In January 1983, Lucas accepted a position as a special deputy United States Marshal assigned to court security at the Richard Russell Federal Courthouse and the Federal Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
  • In August 1984, Lucas accepted a position with the Conyers Police Department where he worked as a patrolman, detective, lieutenant and director of Conyers Security Alert.
  • On August 3, 1988, Lucas was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police and ran all daily operations of the Conyers Police Department. Since 1988, Lucas has been the department's representative with the Georgia State Intelligence Network and the Regional Organized Crime Information Center.
  • On April 1, 1994, Lucas was promoted to Chief of Police for the City of Conyers.
  • He was a seated member of the Olympic Security Support Group (OSSG) which planned and implemented the security initiatives for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
  • On April 1, 2000, Lucas was named Chief Operating Officer for the City of Conyers. As Chief Operating Officer, Lucas oversaw all City departments and daily City operations.
  • In June 2004, Lucas was appointed to the Interim City Manager position by the Mayor and Council after the city manager retired.
  • In January 2005, Lucas was named City Manager and the Director of Public Safety.