Kevin Tanner Approved as New Forsyth County Manager

During the final Forsyth County work session on December 22, 2020, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a county manager contract for Kevin Tanner. The Council for Quality Growth sends our congratulations to Kevin Tanner, who has been a friend and supporter for many years. The Council thanks Kevin for his public service, his commitment to improve transportation in the region, and look forward to continuing working with him in his new role.

Kevin has served the local community for the past 30 years, including previously serving as the county manager of Dawson County and working as a firefighter and member of the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. At the end of 2020 he finished his fourth term as a State Representative for District 9, which includes Lumpkin County and parts of Dawson and Forsyth counties. Kevin has served as the chairman of the House Transportation Committee and has been a member of several other committees in the House, including Appropriations, Education, Special Rules, Natural Resources and Intergovernmental Coordination committees. In 2019 and 2020, he was appointed to serve as the co-chair of the joint Georgia Commission on Freight & Logistics.

Kevin did not seek re-election for his seat in 2020 and instead ran for Georgia’s 9th Congressional District, where he received the third-most votes in the nine-candidate Republican primary for the seat in June.

“Obviously, Forsyth County has so much to offer,” Tanner previously told Forsyth County News. “It’s a community that has got tremendous potential. It’s had great leadership for many years. I know all the board members, and I know them to be people that have the best interests of the county at heart, so it’s an attractive place for someone who has my background to work and be a part of a team from the staff up to the leadership of the county commission.”

“Transportation continues to be one of the No. 1 issues that citizens of Forsyth County rank as their top concern as Forsyth County continues to grow,” Tanner said.

Kevin Tanner will take to the position of county manager January 11, 2021.