By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
The Floyd County Commission has announced their three finalists for the vacant County Manger position---and a Roman is among them.
Current Rome City Public Works Director Jamie McCord joins Crandall Jones of Hoschton, GA., and Charles Oliver of Pensacola, FL. as the three candidates County Commissioners have narrowed their three month-long search down too.
Over 55 applicants applied for the position, but these three best represented the needs of the county, says Commissioner Gary Fricks.
“We were very fortunate to have a lot of good, qualified candidates. It really knocked our socks off. It was amazing the interest we had in this community,” Fricks says. “We interviewed the commission last week in our closed session to find out what type of leadership we were looking for. And, we decided on dynamic and good communicators with a proven past so that’s what we looked for. I think each one of these represents that.”
Each finalist appears to have a wealth of Government experience.
MIT Grad and CPA Charles Oliver has severed in over five manager seats for local governments across the nation, including as Chief Executive Officer of the Augusta-Richmond Consolidated County Government.
Bringing with him 28-years of experience, Georgian Crandall Jones says in his resume that, while serving as East Point, GA.’s City Manager, he decreased an $11 million deficit into a $3 million fund balance.
Roman Jamie McCord has served the City of Rome as both Director and Assistant Director of Public Works for 15 years. Before that, he held several managerial and engineering positions in the Georgia Department of Transportation.
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