STAR Employee of the Month: Jeremy Bryson

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners recognized Jeremy Bryson of the county's Public Works Department as its Catoosa STAR Award Employee of the Month for September. From left: Commissioner Ray Johnson, County Manager Jim Walker, Jeremy Bryson, Alice Bryson, Commission Chairman Steven Henry, Commissioners Jeff Long, Jim Cutler and Bobby Winters. (Catoosa News photo/Adam Cook)

The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners, during its meeting on Sept. 19, recognized Public Works Projects Inspector Jeremy Bryson as its Catoosa STAR Award Employee of the Month for Sept.

County Manager Jim Walker described Bryson as one of the key figures in the Public Works Department, while Public Works Director D.E. "Buster" Brown spoke about Bryson's importance to the county.

"In our Public Works, Jeremy wears a lot of hats," Brown said. "He's our technical manager, he's my safety training manager, he writes and works on the federal grants that we get for paving. ... Sometimes working on those is like herding cats, you've just got to constantly stay on them."

Brown also said Bryson is constantly soaking up more and more knowledge in the field.

"Last month, he received his 60-hour American Public Works Management certificate, and was also recently elected as the Northwest Georgia vice president of the American Public Works Association," Brown said. "Everything he does brings so much value back to what we do. He also does a great job of building relationships with other organizations like GDOT (Georgia Department of Transportation). We appreciate him, and I couldn't do without him."

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.