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McKee Joins Forsyth County as Assistant County Manager

McKee Joins Forsyth County as Assistant County Manager
On April 12, 2021, David McKee joined Forsyth County government as the assistant county manager. In this role, McKee oversees operations of the County’s Engineering, Recycling & Solid Waste, Fleet Services, Public Transportation and Public Facilities departments. He also serves as the executive manager for all transportation related activities and responsibilities and is the County’s key contact with the Georgia Department of Transportation.   McKee brings 15 years of county administration experience. He joined Dawson County in 2006, working in environmental compliance, engineering, GIS and planning. Since 2015 he served as Dawson County’s Public Works Director and SPLOST Administrator. “Transportation solutions continue to be a focus for our community,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. ...

Kevin Tanner Appointed to State Road and Tollway Authority Board

Kevin Tanner Appointed to State Road and Tollway Authority Board
Forsyth County Manager Kevin Tanner has been named to the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) Board of Directors. Tanner’s appointment was made by the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.   "We are excited to have Mr. Tanner join the SRTA Board of Directors," said SRTA Executive Director Chris Tomlinson. “His more than 30 years of experience in government, which includes his leadership in transportation for the Georgia House, will be invaluable to SRTA as we work to continue to keep Georgia moving.”   During his time in the Georgia legislature, Tanner served as the Chair of the House Transportation committee, where he sponsored several bills that helped advance transit and transportation programs, as well as projects, throughout the state.   “I am honored to have been ...

The County Spotlight: Executive Assistant Carla Floyd

The County Spotlight: Executive Assistant Carla Floyd
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Executive Assistant Carla Floyd about her role with Forsyth County government. All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

The County Spotlight: County Manager Kevin Tanner

The County Spotlight: County Manager Kevin Tanner
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with County Manager Kevin Tanner about his role with Forsyth County government. All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Tanner Named Forsyth County Manager

Tanner Named Forsyth County Manager
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners named Kevin Tanner as county manager at their meeting Dec. 22. Tanner, named on Dec. 8 as the sole finalist for the position, is slated to begin his new role with Forsyth County government Jan. 11, 2021.  Mr. Tanner brings over 30 years of public service experience, including five as Dawson County manager. Most recently, he was a four-term State Representative for District 9, which includes Lumpkin County as well as portions of Dawson and Forsyth counties. Tanner received his undergraduate degree from North Georgia College and State University and earned his Master of Public Administration ...

Forsyth County to Utilize Appointment System for In-Person Customer Interactions

Forsyth County to Utilize Appointment System for In-Person Customer Interactions
The Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) will open to residents, on an appointment and digital waitlist basis, beginning June 1. To enhance the customer service experience with residents while promoting social distancing, Forsyth County will be utilizing WaitWhile, a free appointment and waitlist system. Residents can access the system here: forsythco.com/appointments. This system will allow residents to make an appointment or join a waitlist for those activities that require face-to-face interaction. If the waitlist is selected, residents will be able to view their location on the waitlist and be informed via text message and/or email when it ...

Vakili Appointed Economic Development Director

Vakili Appointed Economic Development Director
Liaison position will help businesses navigate county processes Vivian Vakili has been appointed to the position of economic development director effective Oct. 1. In this newly created position, Vakili will work to attract businesses to locate or expand in Forsyth County. She will also help those companies realize efficiencies as they navigate and progress through the processes of working with various county departments. In addition, Vakili will oversee implementation of the county’s newly adopted economic development ordinance and will be the county’s primary point of contact with entities such as the Development Authority of Forsyth County and Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber ...

Coleman to Join Forsyth County Government as New Assistant County Manager

Coleman to Join Forsyth County Government as New Assistant County Manager
Mr. Garrin Coleman has been hired by Forsyth County government to fill the newly created position of assistant county manager. In this role, Coleman will oversee operations of the county’s Engineering, Recycling & Solid Waste, Fleet Services and Public Facilities departments. He will also serve as the executive manager for all transportation related activities and responsibilities, and will be the county’s key contact with the Georgia Department of Transportation.   Coleman brings to the county nearly 20 years of experience in engineering and transportation related roles. He served most recently as director of Public Works for Sandy Springs, through a contract ...

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