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County announces new assistant manager
Garrin Coleman
Garrin Coleman

A new assistant county manager has been hired to fill the newly created position with Forsyth County government.

Garrin Coleman, most recently the director of public works for Sandy Springs, was hired to the role and will start April 9.

“In his role, Coleman will oversee operations of the county’s engineering, recycling and solid waste, fleet services and public facilities departments. He will also serve as the executive manager for all transportation related activities and responsibilities, and will be the county’s key contact with the Georgia Department of Transportation,” the release stated. 

Coleman brings nearly 20 years of experience in engineering and transportation to the county. He has a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree of business administration in real estate from Georgia State University, according to the release. 

“Transportation is without question a major focus for Forsyth County government,” said Eric Johnson, Forsyth County manager.  

“The new assistant county manager position was created to provide a central point-of-contact between Forsyth County and entities such as the Georgia Department of Transportation, Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, Development Authority of Forsyth County and the City of Cumming regarding regional transportation development efforts. Garrin brings to this position a wide variety of experience and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the staff,” he said. 

In addition to his degrees, the release stated that Coleman is a Georgia professional civil engineer, a Georgia land surveyor in training and a GSWCC Level II certified designer, and a member of the American Public Works Association and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.