Assistant county manager hired

Published 8:42 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On Tuesday, the Troup County Board of Commissioners announced that an assistant county manager has been chosen and is expected to begin working for the county in January 2018.

“On behalf of the board of commissioners, we are very pleased to announce that we have selected our candidate for the assistant county manager’s position,” Commission Chairman Patrick Crews said.

“Mr. Eric L. Mosley, who is currently serving in that position in Spalding County, is the gentleman who we have selected.”

Mosley was unable to attend the meeting but said that he is excited about the opportunity to live and work in the county.

“I am extremely excited to join the Troup County Board of Commissioners team,” Mosley said. “I am really looking forward to moving to the LaGrange, Troup County area, and I’m excited about some of the wonderful things that are going on within your community and have an opportunity to be a part of it.”

Mosley has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from Toccoa Falls College where he graduated with honors in 1999.

He along with his wife, Joy, and their two children plan to relocate to Troup County within the next few months, and they have already visited several times in order to begin getting to know the community.

“We just love LaGrange,” Mosley said.

“It looks like a great community, and we are excited about being a part of it.”

Mosley’s experience in Spalding County weighed heavily in his favor, and officials look forward to seeing that experience applied in Troup County.

“Mr. Mosley does have a wealth of experience,” County Manager Tod Tentler said. “He has been in this same position for almost three years in Spalding County, which is a very similar sized county to us, and he will begin work Jan. 2, 2018.”

Tentler also praised Mosley’s skill set in a press release.

“Mosley’s specific public safety background combined with an excellent ability at forming and maintaining partnerships, organizational and budgetary experience, communication skills and his ability to thrive while under pressure make him the ideal candidate for this critical leadership role,” Tentler said.

The assistant county manager is being hired in part to prepare for current County Manager Tod Tentler’s retirement.

Tentler currently plans to retire in November 2018, and while the assistant county manager would not necessarily move into the county manager position, the possibility was considered during the hiring process.

“My goal was to hire somebody that would have all the skills and the abilities necessary to be a county manager,” Tentler said.

The Troup County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to meet again on Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. at 100 Ridley Avenue.