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Dawson County Manager David Headley tenders resignation
David Headley
David Headley.

Dawson County Manager David Headley will be leaving his position as of the end of next week, according to an Oct. 27 press release by the county. 

“Longtime County Manager David Headley has tendered his resignation and plans to retire, effective Nov. 4, 2022,” the release said. 

Headley has served as the county’s manager since 2016, before which he served as Dawsonville’s city manager. 

“I feel that the time has come for me to pursue another opportunity that is more aligned with my new aspirations,” Headley said in the release. 

Dawson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Billy Thurmond said that Headley has done a great job serving the county’s residents for the past six years. 

“Under his leadership the county has been able to work through many challenges to continue to provide quality services to our citizens,” Thurmond said in the release. 

“The county thanks Mr. Headley for his dedicated service and wishes him well as he pursues new endeavors,” the release added, “He will be missed.”