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VIDEO: Forsyth County Joins the Atlanta Regional Commission

VIDEO: Forsyth County Joins the Atlanta Regional Commission
Forsyth County has joined the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), leaving the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission (GMRC), effective July 1, 2021. With the addition of Forsyth County to the ARC, the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for various metro-Atlanta counties and cities now serves 11 counties including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.  “After decades of a fruitful and mutual relationship with GMRC, Forsyth County looks forward to the regional partnership that ARC will bring,” said Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Cindy Jones Mills. “The transition over to the Atlanta Regional Commission will give Forsyth County ...

Kenney Appointed to Position of Assistant County Manager

Kenney Appointed to Position of Assistant County Manager
Forsyth County Chief Information Officer (CIO) Brandon Kenney has been appointed to the position of Assistant County Manager effective June 7. Kenney will be replacing retiring Deputy County Manager Tim Merritt who served in the role since 2010.  “Brandon’s experience in management and understanding of the County’s vision for the future made him an ideal candidate for the position,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We look forward to working with Brandon in this new role.”  Kenney will oversee the Planning and Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Water and Sewer, Senior Services, Code Compliance and Animal Services Departments.  Kenney has served as CIO ...

County Manager Recognized By State Transportation Board

County Manager Recognized By State Transportation Board
During their May 20 meeting, the Georgia State Transportation Board recognized Forsyth County Manager Kevin Tanner with a resolution for his time served as a state representative and his commitment to advancing transportation and transit throughout the state.  “Rep. Tanner is a true steward of transportation and transit advancement and funding initiatives throughout the state,” said State Transportation Board Chairman Rudy Bowen. “The State Transportation Board is honored to extend its appreciation to Rep. Tanner for his continued support and partnership in building a more sustainable transportation network.”  During his eight years in the state legislature, Tanner sponsored legislation that provided ...

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 ...

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