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Hall County Commission seeks new County Administrator
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Hall County Commission seeks new County Administrator

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has asked County Administrator Charley Nix to resign. The official vote will be taken at the Jan. 6 special called meeting. The search for a new administrator will begin immediately. Former Gwinnett County Administrator Jock Connell will serve as interim administrator starting Jan. 6.

Nix was appointed as County Administrator on November 13, 2008, after serving as interim administrator since July. He was previously Hall County’s Human Resources Director and has more than 30 years of management experience in the private sector.

During his time as administrator, Nix helped steer the county through a stressful economy with a cost-cutting plan that demonstrated unprecedented cooperation among county staff and elected officials. He was instrumental in moving forward with the permitting of Glades Reservoir, which will secure the region’s water needs for the next 50 years. Other major projects completed during Nix’s leadership include the Hall County Animal Shelter, Mulberry Creek Community Center, Laurel Park’s Mega Boat Ramp, Spout Springs Water Reuse System and the purchase of the Liberty Mutual Building for Hall County’s future consolidated headquarters on Browns Bridge Road.

“I am sorry to leave and had hoped to see the completion of several projects that are very important for Hall County residents. But I do wish the county employees well, and I hope this new direction will be a positive experience for them,” Nix said.

The county administrator is responsible for directly overseeing the management of all departments reporting to the Commission and directing the delivery of services to the residents of Hall County. His role is also to assist the Commission with coordination of activities between other elected officials, such as Superior Court judges, the Sheriff, and other constitutionally-elected officers, and to interact with agencies at the regional, state and federal levels.

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