Spalding County is pleased to announce that Thomas “T.J.” Imberger has been named as the Director of Parks, Public Grounds and Public Works for Spalding County. Mr. Imberger has been an integral part of the Spalding County Staff since joining the County in June of 1992 as the Superintendent of Parks. Mr. Imberger has worked hard to insure that Spalding County has a Parks & Public Grounds System that is the envy of the surrounding Counties.
County Manager William P. Wilson, Jr. made the announcement of Mr. Imberger’s promotion at the Spalding County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting on Monday, August 7th, 2017.
According to Mr. Wilson, “Mr. Imberger is the best candidate for this position, in his current role, he has organized his department to insure efficient and effective use of manpower and continues to explore options available to reduce costs making him the best candidate for this position.” Mr. Imberger is known and trusted by the employees of Spalding County and will be the right person to head the reorganization of the Public Works Department and to supervise the best use of resources available through both the Public Works and the Parks & Public Grounds Departments.
William Wilson further stated: “I am proud to promote from within the County, T.J. will play an integral role in pulling together resources to provide essential services to the citizens in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient and cost effective manner. Parks, Public Grounds and Public Works through its dedicated employees, strive to plan, design, build, maintain and operate the public infrastructure in a manner that respects the environment and the ability of government to adequately preserve these assets for future generations.”
Mr. Imberger is a member of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) and holds several positions within that organization. He is also a member of the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) and he holds two national certifications: CPSI Certified Playground Safety Inspector and APRP Associate Parks and Recreation Professional. Mr. Imberger is Vice President of the Barnesville Kiwanis Club and a Volunteer with the Barnesville Fire Department.
Mr. Imberger is a native of Chicago, Illinois and has been married to his wife, Shari, for 29 years, he has one daughter, Jessie Livingston, and one grandson, Will Livingston. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Barnesville and serves as the Assistant Youth Leader.