Troup County Engineer James Emery named Engineer of the Year in Government

Published 12:11 pm Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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The Troup County Board of Commissioners announced Tuesday via press release that the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers (GSPE) has named County  Engineer James R. Emery Jr., P.E., F.ASCE, 2022 Engineer of the Year in Government.

The GSPE’s Engineer of the Year in Government Award honors licensed engineers who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, the public welfare, and/or humankind.

This acknowledgment is made possible by several Georgia engineering organizations who join together each year to honor individuals like Emery, a Georgia  Tech Civil Engineer, who have been especially engaged within their communities through dedicated involvement and invaluable leadership.

As director of engineering and development, Emery is responsible for county initiatives pertaining to engineering and road maintenance and construction.

Notable examples of his many successful projects include the development of the Salem Road Bridge over Flat Shoals Creek and the in-house design and construction of the Pyne Road Park Mega Boat Ramp, the largest reinforced concrete boat ramp ever pushed into a body of water.

Recognized for both his exemplary public service in local government and his remarkable contributions to Troup County specifically, Emery also serves on numerous committees and boards such as the West Point Lake Advisory Council, the Governing Board of the ACF  Stakeholders, the Georgia Water Planning Council, and more.

He was a founding member and first President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) South Metro Branch.

“The citizens of Troup County are very fortunate to have an engineer with the knowledge and experience of James,” said Patrick Crews, Chairman of the Troup County Board of  Commissioners.

“He provides great guidance to the board of commissioners, and he has served  the county for many years.”