County Administrator Monty Pagenhardt has announced that the Board of Garrett County Commissioners has appointed Alexander McCoy as Director of the Department of Economic Development. Mr. McCoy was previously Vice President of Economic Development at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce in Palatka, Florida and Executive Director of Worth County, Georgia Economic Development Authority. Alex earned both his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) having received this designation from the International Economic Development Council.
Board of County Commissioners Chairman Paul Edwards stated that “Alex comes to us with a fantastic resume and experience in rural county economic development. He’s an engaging guy who will fit in here very well and be an excellent asset to us for years to come. We are excited for him to get started.”
“I, along with my family, am very excited by this opportunity” said Mr. McCoy. “Garrett County has been very lucky to have many strong leaders, both past and present, who have worked diligently to create a strong foundation to build from. I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead”.
Mr. McCoy will begin his employment with the County on April 6.