Lloyd Kerr will start as Newton County’s new Development Services Coordinator in November, according to County Manager Tom Garrett.
Garrett announced the hiring of Kerr, who had previously worked for Newton County, Covington, Pensacola, Florida and Fayetville, at Monday night’s Board of Commissioners public meeting.
Five candidates for the position were interviewed by Garrett and Commissioner Lanier Sims, with two standing out, according to Garrett. Kerr was offered the job and accepted Monday.
Kerr has a bachelor’s of science and master’s degree from the University of Georgia, along with strong work experience.
“He has a very strong technical background,” Garrett said. “I feel like he has a very strong personality to bring up that department, not only in current standards, but into the future.”