Charles "Corkey" Welch Bio

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Charles "Corkey" Welch

Ward 4 - First elected in 2011


Charles "Corkey" Welch is currently the Senior Client Manager for Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, Inc. a full-service Architecture and Engineering firm based in Montgomery, Alabama. His current position involves the sales and project management of various Architecture and Engineering projects throughout Georgia. He previously served as President of Stevenson & Palmer Engineering, Inc. located in Smyrna, Georgia. His experience in the consulting field spans over 38 years working on a variety of Public infrastructure projects with communities throughout Georgia. While the primary focus of his consulting career has been water and wastewater projects, he has been directly involved with the funding, design, permitting and construction management of numerous streetscapes, community center, downtown redevelopment, and park projects.

Originally from El Dorado, Ark., and a graduate of El Dorado High School (’77), he has lived in the Smyrna area for over 38 years. Charles attended the University of Arkansas and received a bachelor’s of science in architectural engineering technology from Southern Polytechnic State University. Charles resides at 870 Austin Drive with his wife, Catherine. Together, they have one son, Charles W., one daughter, Nikki and one much adored grandson, William.