The Dawson County Government recently welcomed Denise Farr as its new Public Works Director, following the resignation of former Public Works Director David McKee.
Farr comes to Dawson County with over 25 years of experience in engineering and project management, according to a release by Dawson County.
“She has expertise in the development, implementation and maintenance of strategic capital project plans, a strong capacity in identifying and resolving project issues as well as being highly experienced in managing and tracking project expenses,” the release said.
Farr has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from Southern Polytechnic University. She also has a Georgia Engineering in Training license, GSWCC Level 1A certification, Level II Certified plan reviewer, NPDES MS4 Compliance and Enforcement certified inspector and LAP certification.
Farr previously worked in Dawson County as a county engineer from 2013 through 2015, where she served as the project engineer for road and storm water construction projects, oversaw RFP development for special projects, prepared labor and equipment forecasts and managed grants for county trail enhancement projects.
Farr also worked with FEMA and GEMA on recovery efforts from the 2014 winter snow storm Pax. Most recently, she served as Capital Improvements Project Manager for Forsyth County and Project Engineer for Hall County.
According to the release, county administrators are happy to have Farr rejoin the Dawson County Government.
“I am very excited to work with Denise again,” County Manager David Headley said in the release. “She was chosen from a number of extremely qualified candidates. Denise was selected for her proven track record of success and extensive engineering education and experience. There are very few female public works directors in Georgia and we look forward to Denise’s course of action in moving Dawson County ahead.”
Farr also said that she was excited to take on her new role.
“I am honored to return to Dawson County and continue to help drive the county’s efforts in maintaining Dawson as a vibrant and welcoming community,” Farr said in the release. “I look forward to working with staff and building on the many successes of the public works department in serving the citizens of Dawson County.”