BRYAN COUNTY, GA – December 20, 2017 – Bryan County Administrator Ben Taylor recenty was offered and has declined a position as city manager with Camilla, Georgia. Camilla is a full-service city with a $50 million budget who provides electricity, natural gas, water and sewer, and cable television. Taylor has been Bryan County’s administrator for over three years, having been hired in July 2014 to succeed Ray Pittman as county administrator. Taylor formerly was the city manager of Ashburn, Ga.
While Taylor appreciates Camilla’s offer, which included an enticing salary and benefits package, his commitment to Bryan County remains firm and he’s eager to continue the progress the region has experienced under his guidance.
“Bryan County is my home and has been for several years. My family is here, and my children attend local public schools. This is my community, and I take great pride in the work I have done and will continue to do in Bryan County. Our residents’ quality of life is a top priority to me, and with all the growth and development plans we have in the works, I’m looking forward to continuing with this momentum and seeing positive results,” Taylor said.
Bryan County Comission Chairman Carter Infinger expressed satisfaction with Taylor’s decision to remain in Bryan County and praised his commitment to the region.
“Ben is excellent at what he does and has a history of heavily contributing to the successful growth and development of the communities he has led, including ours,” Infinger said. “In this line of work, it’s not unusual to be approached for advancement opportunities. A county that is poised for advancement may take note of another county that has recently experienced a lot of success. It’s common for a growing county’s leaders and employees to be recruited by other communities who are looking to experience that same kind of success.”
Currently, Taylor is focused on developing the county’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, implementing the newly approved county budget and planning for transportation needs, among other tasks.
For more information on Bryan County, please visit www.bryancountyga.org or call 912-653-5252 or 912-756-3177.