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David McKee assumes new county role
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David McKee

Dawson Countys planning and development director has been named director of administration.

David McKee assumed his new role Wednesday, Jan. 14, according to County Manager Cindy Campbell, who made

the announcment during the countys work session on Thursday.

I want to announce to the public David McKee has been transferred to director of administration, Campbell said.

McKee takes over for Bob Ivey, who retired after serving the county since 2006.

McKee said he applied for the job during the two weeks it was advertised in January.

He will continue acting as the development director until someone is hired.

I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve as the director of administration for Dawson County, McKee said in a press release.

Dawson County is home to my family and me. I challenge myself anytime I am presented with an opportunity to help make this a better place to live or work. I look forward to assisting County Manager Campbell in working to fulfill the goals and expectations of the board of commissioners and citizens, he said.

As director of administration, McKee will oversee the human resources and information technology departments and manage SPLOST-related projects.

He will be responsible for risk management and various state and federal compliance requirements.

McKee was named 2014 County Administration Employee of the Year. He holds a bachelors degree in geology from Georgia Southern University and is a registered mediator.

He completed the Management Development Program through UGAs Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

David McKee is a great fit for the director of administration position, Campbell said. His extensive knowledge of county government operations, educational background, prior experience and strong work ethic made him the clear choice for the job. What I admire and appreciate most about McKee is his desire to continually grow and learn professionally. He is always eager for opportunities to advance his knowledge and further develop his skills.

Bob Ivey retired Jan. 2.

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