Jeff Long

Jeff Long will assume the post of Walker County road superintendent on the first day of November.

“Our employees are ecstatic that he will be part of our team,” commissioner Bebe Heiskell said. “He is well-regarded and highly qualified.”

Long has served as a jack-of-all-trades with the City of Fort Oglethorpe where he headed the city’s public works and recreation departments.

His experience with transportation infrastructure along with familiarity with overseeing sewer and water projects should prove invaluable, the commissioner said of county’s soon-to-be road superintendent.

Long, who also serves as an elected member of the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners, is often asked to offer his expert opinion on infrastructure and recreation projects that come before that commission.

“He can really take up the slack,” Heiskell said.

In addition, Long’s experience with recreation associations, facility acquisition and maintenance, greenway/blueway operations and event — swim meets and sports tournaments — planning will also be a bonus for visitors and residents of all ages, Heiskell said.

“This will bolster our entire county,” she said.

The Messenger will publish a conversation with Jeff Long in the Oct. 28 edition.

Mike O'Neal is assistant editor for the Walker County Messenger in LaFayette, Ga.

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