Spalding County is located in the west-central part of Georgia and encompasses 201 square miles. Bordered by Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Butts, Lamar, Pike, and Meriwether counties, Spalding County lies 40 miles south of downtown Atlanta and 55 miles northwest of Macon. Spalding County is a part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
Boards, Commissions and Authorities
The Spalding County Board of Commissioners believes all citizens should have the opportunity to participate in governmental decisions. In order include citizens in decisions being made by their local government, the Board of Commissioners is assisted by a number of boards, commissions and authorities. These groups are comprised of county residents and report directly to either the Board of Commissioners or to individual county departments. The groups vary in size and responsibility. Membership terms vary depending on the particular boards, commissions and authorities.
The Board’s goal is to appoint qualified, knowledgeable and dedicated people to serve on the boards, commissions and authorities. Commissioners usually make a large number of appointments during the first business meeting of the year, but will also make other appointments throughout the year to fill expired terms and/or vacancies as needed. Certain qualifications may be required to hold positions on some boards, commissions and authorities. These qualifications are stipulated in either the Spalding County Code or the Georgia Code.
For more information, contact the County Manager’s Office at (770) 467-4280.
Spalding County Manager
Spalding County is governed by five elected Commissioners and an appointed County Manager who oversees the day-to-day operations of the County, advises the Board, and implements Commission policies. The County Manager serves as the Chief Administrator of the County and provides support to ensure that all ordinances, resolutions, projects, initiatives, goals, and objectives of the Board of County Commissioners are properly coordinated and executed.
William Wilson, Spalding County’s Manager, is responsible for leading an organization of approximately 550 employees and a budget of $86 million dollars. Mr. Wilson is responsible for the professional management of all programs and activities under the Board of County Commissioners. In addition, he is responsible for overseeing the County’s Economic & Community Development Services, Human Resources, Resource Management, and Information Services Departments. Additionally, Mr. Wilson also serves as liaison between the Board of County Commissioners and several working committees.
Assistant County Manager
The Assistant County Manager reports to the County Manager and under limited supervision carries out the direction of the County Manager on a wide range of County administrative issues. The position provides general guidance and direction for the: Fire Department, Homeland Security, Animal Shelter, E-911 Communications, 800 MHz Communications, Correctional Institute and Code Enforcement and is responsible for the supervision of designated departments and assisting them in working toward achieving departmental objectives and the mission of Spalding County as a whole.
Ms. Irizarry will work with the County Manager, Department Heads and employees of the County to plan, organize and implement programs on matters affecting assigned areas of responsibility; review results of major studies and coordinates the preparation of reports and recommendations. Briefs the County Manager and presents programs for consideration to the Board of Commissioners and implements approved programs. She will conduct project and organizational studies that may require coordination with external organizations and agencies; organize, facilitate or participate with County departments and external organizations to identify needs, evaluate services and establish objectives.
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