Meet Larry W. Thomas!
My name is Larry W. Thomas and I am a U. S. Army Captain, Retired after 23 years who then went back to work for the Army Reserve Command for another 10 years. I was married for 32 years to the late Karen Meeneghan and father to two sons, and ‘Opa’ to six wonderful grandchildren.
After an initial eight years in the Army, we chose to leave active duty, join the Reserves and while pursuing my Bachelor’s degree, also pursue my FAA Airframe and Powerplant license, and an Army commission. After obtaining my FAA license, a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army’s Transportation Corps and Bachelor’s degree we re-entered active duty. Retiring from the Army in 2000, we chose to stay here in Cobb County near our children on one granddaughter, at the time. Working as a defense contractor for the Army Reserve Command at Fort McPherson, I completed an MBA in Management Information Systems from what was then, Southern Polytechnic State University. I also went on to obtain my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.
After working several years for a multi-national company in the hospitality industry it was time for a change. I wanted to buy a historic home (built in 1920) and live in Powder Springs, become semi-retired and pursue my passion of helping people research their family histories. I immediately started getting involved in Powder Springs, attending Council Meetings, and some Downton Development Authority (DDA) meetings and applied to join a couple of those committees.
I enjoy biking on the Silver Comet Trail and have done so since 2011 which is where I came to love Powder Springs for its small-town feel yet so close to activities such as biking, walking, and kayak fishing. You may often see me walking around on Marietta and Atlanta Streets or biking out on the trail.
I would appreciate the opportunity to serve as your Council Member At Large, Post 1.
Larry W. Thomas
Captain, U.S. Army (Retired)