Monroe City Administrator Julian Jackson was named the local government administrator of the year by the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission May 19.
“It is truly an honor to be selected for this award by the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission,” Jackson said. “I have been extremely fortunate to have had the support given me by the community, elected officials and the staff at the city of Monroe. This award is more a reflection on them than me.”
A native of South Carolina, Jackson received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of West Georgia and master’s and doctoral degrees from Valdosta State University.
He served with the Florida State Board of Administration, a finance director with the city of Perry, Fla., as town manager of Rocon, city administrator in Hardeeville, S.C., city manager of Woodruff, S.C., and assistant city administrator in Roswell.
He has served as city administrator of Monroe since 2000. He is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day of seven operating departments and 225 employees.
He is a member of the International and Georgia City/County Management Associations, a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia. He has served as Walton County’s municipal representative on the board of directors of the NEGRC Regional Development Center. He is also vice president Georgia City and County Management Association and on the Board of Directors of the DC/DC Pension Board at Georgia Municipal Association.
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