City Council

City Council Members

David Owens

David is married to Sherry Owens and has been happily married for 46 years. Their 2 sons, Chris and Brian are married to Brittany and Mandy respectively. They have 3 grandchildren - Trevor, Payton & Shelby Owens.

David has a BS in Finance and Accounting from Shorter College in Rome, GA. He served in the United States Navy and received an Honorable Discharge. He is a member of National Association of Accountants/North GA. and has served as President. He was a Board Member/Instructor for Junior Achievement. He is a former member of the Varnell Ruritan Club and a current member of Varnell United Methodist Church.

David is the owner of Capitol Industries, Inc., Cavalier Flooring Products, Dalton Direct Carpets and Calhoun Carpet Outlet

David has served on the Varnell City Council since 1997.

Contact David: dowens@cityofvarnell.com

David Owens



Sheldon Fowler

Sheldon and his wife Stephanie have lived in Varnell since 2009. Together they have five children: Dylan, Alexander, Hannah, Hayley, and Sydney. Sheldon lives in Highland Forest Country Estates Subdivision and is a member of Sumach Creek Presbyterian Church. He served proudly and was honorably discharged from The U.S. Army. He has received degrees in Business Administration and Medical Laboratory Technology from Dalton State; and a BA from The University of Louisville. He has been employed with Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, GA for the past twelve years, as a Medical Technologist. His hobbies include golfing, hunting, shooting, and restoring 80's-90's models Mercedes Benz.

Sheldon has been on the Varnell City Council since 2012.


Contact Sheldon: sfowler@cityofvarnell.com

Sheldon Fowler



Jan Pourquoi

Jan was born in Belgium in 1959. He studied European political history. In 1987, he came to the USA as a legal immigrant to seek a better life for himself and became a proud US citizen in 1994. Jan and his wife Debra were married in 1992 and they have one child, Allison, who is finishing high school in 2015. Debra teaches primary school.

Jan started his own business in 2006: 'Global Works LLC', a floor covering company. It is hard for native born Americans to understand what it means for an immigrant American to be elected for office. He was elected to the Varnell city council in 2013, which was one of the proudest moments in his life. The American dream exists.

Jan is a member of Dalton Elks Lodge, VFW and a member of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He and his family frequently visit both the Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Symphonic Orchestra.

He enjoys jogging with friends. He loves to work and likes to discuss world events.


Contact Jan: jpourquoi@cityofvarnell.com

Mayor Pro Tem Jan Pourquoi



Ashlee Godfree

In 2011, Ashlee Godfrey moved to Varnell. Ashlee is married to Ross Godfrey and they have two kids daughter Hailey who enjoys Cheerleading for the Kodiaks and son Westin who loves dirt bikes.

Ashlee has a degree in Accounting and Finance.

She has a passion and commitment to serving people in our community. She has been an active member of the local community with involvement in Greater Chamber of Dalton, Young Professional, Carpet Capital of Realtors Association, Community Service Committee, Providence Ministries, Alzheimer Association and many other Community Out Reach Programs.

Contact Ashlee: agodfree@cityofvarnell.com

Ashlee Godfrey



Andrea Gordy

Andrea Gordy was born and raised in Whitfield Co. and a member of Salem Baptist Church.

In 2014 she moved to the Varnell community. Andrea has 3 children. A son Landon and Twin Girls Isabella and Ariana.

She is a Real Estate agent licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia at Re/Max Select Realty and has 7 years Real Estate Experience.

Andrea was the 2013 and 2014 president of Young Professionals of Northwest Georgia. She has been an active member of many other local community boards and associations: Greater Chamber of Dalton, Young Professional, Carpet Capital of Realtors, the Roman Open Charities, Humane Society and the American Cancer Society. She is passionate about our community and is commitment to serving people in our community

Contact Andrea: agordy@cityofvarnell.com

Andrea Gordy

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Varnell, GA 30756
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