DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Dawson County lost a gifted and highly-respected member of its staff during Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting when Public Works Director David McKee announced has resigned to accept the position of Assistant County Manager in Forsyth County.
McKee has worked for Dawson County for 16 years. He also worked as Director of Planning and Development and Director of Administration. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Georgia Southern University and is a registered mediator.
“I believe the good Lord put me on this path to help people,” he said. “I owe many thanks to everybody who is standing in front of me and to the many, many colleagues I have worked with over the years. I would put those guys and female up against any staff that I will work with or have ever worked with. I simply want to say thank you.”
Individual Board members expressed their appreciation for McKee’s service.
Chairman Billy Thurmond said, “You have done an outstanding job and you will truly be missed.”
Commissioner Chris Gaines joked about McKee’s move to Forsyth County. “I told Kevin (Tanner), Forsyth County’s new county manager, ‘you’re welcome’.” Tanner is the former Dawson County Manager and state representative. Your leadership has been exemplary day in and day out. Thank you for everything you have done.”
Commissioner Tim Satterfield said, “I watched you grow up here. You’ve done a lot of great things here.”
Commissioner Sharon Fausett said, “It’s a good move for you. You have done a wonderful job and I’m sure you will in Forsyth County too. You truly will be missed.”
Friday (April 2) will be McKee’s last day with Dawson County.