Stacy L. Nicholson – Sheriff
Sheriff Stacy Nicholson is a lifelong resident of Gilmer County. He graduated from Gilmer High School in 1989. While there he played football and baseball and he is still an avid “Bobcat” fan.
After high school, Sheriff Nicholson attended Berry College for one year before transferring to North Georgia College as a Criminal Justice major.
Sheriff Nicholson began his career with the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office on March 3, 1991. Since that day, he has served in just about every capacity the office has to offer: dispatch, jailer, deputy, detective, chief detective, public information officer and now Sheriff. Sheriff Nicholson is the 36th man to be elected Sheriff in Gilmer County’s 178-year history. Sheriff Nicholson was first elected in 2004 and was sworn in as Sheriff in 2005. In 2008, Sheriff Nicholson was re-elected for a second four-year term, and in 2012 he was re-elected to serve his third four-year term.
Sheriff Nicholson serves his community and state not only as Sheriff, but on many boards and committees as well. The Sheriff is a past Chairman and now sits on the Control Board for the Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Drug Task Force. He is an active member of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association and in 2010 was elected to serve as Region 1 Vice President, which encompasses most of northwest Georgia and covers an area of 14 counties. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association. He is a past board member of the Appalachian Children’s Center.
Away from work, Sheriff Nicholson enjoys working with children in youth sports and has been a softball and baseball coach for a number of years. He also has a tremendous love for the outdoors and spends many a Fall morning hunting.
“With community support and God’s guidance, we can make Gilmer County the safest community to raise our children, live, and retire. Thank you for your interest in the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office. I would like to welcome you and thank you for visiting our website. I hope you find it informative and helpful.”
–Sheriff Stacy Nicholson