Jonathan M. Tindall – District V

alvinnelsonJonathan M. Tindall
District V Commissioner

Mr. Tindall was elected in December of 2015 and proudly serves the City of Waycross as the representative from District 5. Mr. Tindall was reared in Blackshear, Georgia and is a 1993 graduate of Pierce County High School. In 1995, Mr. Tindall met his soon to be wife, Mindee Phelan of Waycross (Jamestown). The two married on July 1, 1995 and they began their life-long journey in a tiny shotgun house Jamestown. They were “Livin’ on Love…Buyin’ on Time” They now have three handsome sons (Nathan, Cason, and Fletcher), a beautiful daughter (Tessa), and an English Bulldog named Rex. Mindee is the daughter of the late Walter C. Phelan and Janette Phelan. Mindee is a homemaker and a Level 1 CrossFit coach at Okefenokee CrossFit. Their son, Nathan, is a 2016 graduate of Ware County High School and is currently employed at Tindall Enterprises, Inc. Cason is a Junior at Ware County High School and is considering attending Valdosta State University to pursue a degree in Environmental Science. Fletcher is revered as the Best Reader in kindergarten at Williams Heights Elementary, and Tessa is an active member of the Southside Baptist 2y/o Pre-K class. Mr. Tindall and his family are dedicated members of Destination Church where his wife serve on the Lead Team. On any given Sunday morning, he can be found in the parking lot of their church directing traffic and welcoming guests as they arrive. He considers it a privilege to serve.


In 2013, Mr. Tindall graduated with honors from the Leadership Waycross (truly, the BCE). His experience in LW spurred him to pursue his position in local government. He believes that his vast knowledge of public utilities is an asset to the City of Waycross Commission. “Waycross is a great place to live, and I want to keep it that way!”


Mr. Tindall has twenty-three (23) years of experience in operations and environmental testing and sampling, including asbestos containing material, groundwater, wastewater, soil, and surface water. He is certified by the State of Georgia as a Class I Water Operator, a Class I Wastewater Operator, a wastewater laboratory analyst, and a water laboratory analyst. He is a Certified Environmental Inspector through the Environmental Assessment Association (EAA). He is also certified to perform asbestos inspections through the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and Wetland Delineations through the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). He has had additional training in lead abatement and inspection, asbestos abatement, chlorination and pumps. He received his AS in Environmental Science from Florida Gateway College in 2017 and is pursuing his BS in Environmental Science. In January of 2010, Mr. Tindall began using his extensive knowledge to instruct students from around the state in the discipline of water and wastewater operations and laboratory techniques for the Georgia Rural Water Association. Mr. Tindall has been employed by Tindall Enterprises, Inc. (TEI) in Blackshear, Georgia, a family owned corporation, for the entirety of his environmental career. His, parents, Merrill and Donna Tindall form the corporation in 1986 after Merrill resigned from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Through hard work and dedication to the corporation, Mr. Tindall has progressed in TEI and now serves as the President/CEO. As CEO for TEI, Mr. Tindall manages the daily operations of TEI and represents the corporation at the local, state, and national level as he travels extensively to promote TEI.


As a member of the Waycross City Commission, Mr. Tindall has been elected by his peers to serve a second term as Mayor Pro-Tem. He believes in developing strong relationships with local, state, and federal leaders. It is not uncommon to see him “breaking bread” or having early morning coffee or late evening meetings with other elected officials. “No matter where I go or what I am doing, I am always representing the City of Waycross, so I want to show the best me possible.” He makes himself available, not only to his constituents, but also anyone or any business in the City of Waycross. “I am proud to be part of such a great city, and I am proud of the progress I have seen during my time on the Commission.”