Jasper City Council
L-R: John Foust, Sonny Proctor, Mayor Steve Lawrence, Anne Sneve, Kirk Raffield, and Jim Looney
The Regular Jasper City Council meeting is the first Monday of the month. View event calender for next meeting.
About Jim Looney
I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to serve the citizens of Jasper as a member of the City Council.
My family moved to Jasper in 1984. Beverly, my wife, retired from Pickens High School where she taught music and dance. Our oldest daughter Angela Kretschmar works in the Pickens County School District as an Assistant Principle and our youngest daughter Carla Jarrett owns and manages Get to the Pointe Dance Centre with her childhood friend.
I retired from Chattahoochee Technical College where I taught evening business classes and was Director of Facilities. Prior to working at the College I was a Division Controller for The Georgia Marble Company.
My time on the Jasper City Council began in 2007. Before joining the council I served as Chairman of the Jasper Planning and Zoning Board. I served as Interim City Manager in 2017 and 2018.
I proudly serve on on the Jasper City Council Administrative and Public Safety Committees.
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About Dr. Sonny Proctor
Dr. Proctor has been a member of the Jasper City Council since 2016, when he won a special called election to fill a vacancy on the council. He also won reelection to his seat the following year for a full four-year term.
A native of East Point, Georgia, he and his wife Karen have lived in Jasper since 1995. They have meticulously restored their historic 100 year old home in Jasper. They have a son, Folsom, who now attends Berry College. Folsom graduated from Pickens High. Well known in the community, Dr. Proctor and his family believe in practicing traditional Christian morals and values, and they try to pay it forward in their community.
Dr. Proctor received his B.A. in Biology from Wake Forest University. Prior to attending medical school at Medical College of Georgia he helped run a family-owned business called Proctor Forest Products, an office broker of lumber, moldings and millwork. This small private company was one of the largest suppliers east of the Mississippi River of west coast specialty woods, including Redwood, White Pine and Douglas Fir.
Having done his Internship and Residency at Georgia Baptist Medical Center, where he was born, he is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and practiced at Mountainside Medical Center, later named Piedmont Mountainside, until 2010. During that time, he was one of the team physicians for the Pickens County Dragons, and for 15 years conducted a bump and bruise clinic for injured players every Saturday during football season. He served thousands of patients from Jasper, Pickens County and other surrounding counties including veterans, uninsured and other patients who otherwise struggled to receive treatment. During his tenure at Mountainside, he served in many leadership roles, including the Chief of Surgery and as President of the Medical Staff. After his health-related retirement, he served as both Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital for Piedmont Healthcare until retiring in 2014. He is still licensed and Board Certified despite his retirement.
Locally, Dr. Proctor has given back to his community, serving on many volunteer boards, including Good Samaritan, and the Chamber of Commerce, where he was the Chairman of the Board in 2018. He currently serves on the Board of Public Health and he is a charter ex officio member of the Board of Directors of the Pickens County Veteran’s Memorial. He has also served on several Advisory Councils, including at Chattahoochee Technical College and Reinhardt University.
His areas of special interest for our council include economic development, strategic planning, and historical preservation, including downtown revitalization. He currently served as the Co-Chairman of the combined city and county Economic Development Hiring Committee and currently serves on the Water and Sewer Committee and the Development Committees for Jasper. His love of history, his training, experience and results in strategic planning, and his passion for Pickens County all contribute to his dedication to assure the future success of our community. .×
Mayor Pro Tem
About Kirk Raffield
Councilman Kirk Raffield was first elected in 2018 to fill an unexpired term and then reelected in 2019 to serve a four-year term.
Kirk is a Jasper Native, attended Pickens County Schools and later graduated from Reinhardt University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Kirk currently serves as the director of sales for one of the largest judicial software providers on the public sector market. His duties include general employee supervision, sales operations in numerous states, on site instruction for courts and law enforcement agencies, conducting onboarding for new clients, and meeting with elected officials.
Councilman Raffield enjoys spending time with family, traveling, playing with the family dogs, and reading. He is married to Caitlan Raffield and they have one daughter. As a family, one of their favorite activities is shopping the Jasper Farmers Market.
From Councilman Raffield:
This community helped shape me as an individual and I am forever grateful for that blessing. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve our community and look forward to its success! If I can be of assistance, please let me know.