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Anderson hired as Troup County special projects manager

The Troup County Board of Commissioners announced Friday that James Anderson has been named Troup County special projects manager, which was made effective Wednesday.

Before earning the new position, Anderson had served as the department head of Troup County’s community development department, formerly known as building, planning & zoning, since 2013. As director of community development, Anderson was responsible for leading his department in reviewing plans and conducting inspections to ensure the proper construction and maintenance of new buildings in Troup County.

Before joining the county, Anderson ran his own construction, real estate, and development company in LaGrange from 2000-2013. He holds a bachelor of industrial engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a master of business administration degree from Georgia State.

“I am very excited about this new opportunity and challenge. I will work hard every day to improve the quality of life for all citizens in Troup County,” Anderson said. “I have lived in Troup County for 31 years, raised a family here, and have a vested interest in the success of Troup County.”

As special projects manager, he will be responsible for managing assigned capital improvement projects; coordinating project documentation, budgets, and bid specifications; monitoring expenditures; and assisting the Board of Commissioners in the development and implementation of operating policies and procedures for Troup County.

County Manager Eric Mosley first brought the idea of hiring a special projects manager to the Troup County Commission in April.