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Commissioners announce sole finalist for manager position
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The Dawson County Board of Commissioners announced during its regular meeting Thursday night that David Headley is the sole candidate under consideration to be the next county manager.

District 3 Commissioner Jimmy Hamby said there is a mandatory 14 day waiting period before the commissioners can vote to officially hire him.

Headley, 62, has served as the city manager of Dawsonville since December 2015. Prior to that, he spent 10 years working for Dawson County. He resigned from the county in September of 2015 as the public works director.

He also spent 22 years with Brevard County Government in various management positions and is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Headley will be the 11th person to have filled the county manager position since 2005.

Bill Tanner, a retired park superintendent with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, has held the post of interim county manager since July 28. He replaced Vicki Neikirk, who had filled the position temporarily on July 21 following the sudden resignation of Randy Dowling, who accepted the position in February.

The county manager is responsible for overseeing eight department heads and reports directly to the board of commissioners, as well as assisting in budget planning.

For more, see the next edition of the Dawson County News.