Our elected body and our staff will create an organizational culture of workforce enrichment, encouragement, teamwork, trust, respect, creativity and innovation. We will be leaders in innovation, fiscal responsibility, targeted financial resource planning and have a sustainable tax base. – Strategic Priorities of Butts County.
FIRST DISTRICT-G.S. “GATOR” HODGES
Commissioner G.S. “Gator” Hodges, District 1, elected 2008; took office 2009; second term. Commissioner Hodges represents the north, northeast and eastern portions of Butts County including Worthville, Jackson Lake and Stark. He is an employee of the CSX Railroad where he works as a yardmaster and holds certification as both a Basic and Advanced Certified Commissioner. He served his first term as Vice Chairman for 2011 and as Chairman for 2013. Hodges has been appointed by the Governor of Georgia to both the Board of Directors of the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority and the Georgia Public Defenders Standards and Training Council. He also serves on the Middle Ocmulgee Water Council, Chairs the ACCG Subcommittee on Economic Development and is a graduate of Leadership Butts County, the Georgia Academy for Economic Development and Leadership Georgia. In 2010, Hodges was selected by Georgia Trend Magazine for membership in their “Top 40 under 40” influential leaders in Georgia. Hodges lives in the Stark-Jackson Lake community with his wife, Keri, and their son, Noah. They are active members of the Rock Springs Congregational Methodist Church in Milner. On Twitter: @GatorHodges Facebook Page: G.S. “Gator” Hodges
SECOND DISTRICT-ROBERT L. HENDERSON, SR.
Commissioner Robert L. Henderson, Sr., District 2, elected 2008; took office 2009; second term. Commissioner Henderson represents the southeast and southern portions of Butts County including Flovilla, Cork, Mt. Vernon and portions of Jackson. He is the owner of R.L. Henderson and Sons Tree Removal Service and also serves as the Pastor of Rock Creek Baptist Church in Indian Springs. He holds certification as both a Basic and Advanced County Commissioner. He was elected Vice Chairman for 2013, 2014 and 2015.
THIRD DISTRICT-JOE BROWN
Commissioner Joe Brown, Jr., District 3, elected 2014; took office 2015; first term. Commissioner Brown represents the southern, southwestern and western portions of Butts County including south Jackson, Towaliga and portions of McKibben. He is currently employed as the President of American Mills. Prior to his assuming this elected office, he served for a number of years on the Butts County Industrial Development Authority, as well as multiple terms elected to the Butts County Board of Education as a school board member.
FOURTH DISTRICT-J. KEITH DOUGLAS
Commissioner Keith Douglas, District 4, elected 2009; took office 2009; re-elected 2010 and 2014; completed previous commissioner term and is currently in second term of office in his own right. Commissioner Douglas represents the central district which includes portions of Jackson, southern Jenkinsburg; Shiloh and surrounding areas. He is employed by the Georgia Department of Corrections and holds certification as both a Basic and Advanced County Commissioner. He served as Vice Chairman for 2012 and he is the currently serving Board Chairman for the 2016 calendar year.
FIFTH DISTRICT-ROGER D. McDANIEL
Commissioner Roger D. McDaniel, District 5, elected 2008; took office 2009; second term. Commissioner McDaniel represents the west, northwest and northern portions of Butts County including Worthville; Fincherville and North Jenkinsburg. He is an employee of the Georgia Power Company and holds certification as both a Basic and Advanced Certified Commissioner. He has served as Chairman in 2011, 2012, 2014 and was elected as Chairman again for 2015. For 2016 he currently serves as the Vice-Chairman.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR-KEITH MOFFETT
County Administrator Keith Moffett. Appointed July 2015. As County Administrator, Dr. Moffett holds the position of Chief Administrative Officer of the County and Chief of Staff to the Board of Commissioners. In these roles, he oversees policy development, county operations, administration and all duties related to the administration of the County Government, including overseeing County Department Heads, working under the direction and guidance of the Board of County Commissioners, the elected legislative body of the County government. He also provides administrative and managerial support expertise to the Board of Commissioners, oversees special projects, conducting research and troubleshooting problem areas. Dr. Moffett has an Associates of Science in Nuclear Science Technology and Electronic Technology from Georgia Military College, a Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Technology from Macon State College, an Executive Master of Business Administration from Wesleyan College, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Mercer University. He earned the Macon State College School of Business Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2011 and was named to Macon Magazine’s Top 5 Under 40 in 2008 and Georgia Trend’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2006. His position is appointed annually by the Board of Commissioners.
COUNTY CLERK-CRYSTAL GRIGGS-EPPS
County Clerk-Crystal Griggs-Epps, appointed 2013. Ms. Epps serves as the County Clerk and Secretary to the Board of Commissioners, in charge of agendas, minutes, meetings, board initiatives and special projects. She is the Chief Records Officer for the County government. Prior to her service, she worked for the City of Monticello for two years and for Harland-Clarke for several years, working in customer service and human resources respectively. Mrs. Epps has an Associate of Science in Business Administration from Georgia Perimeter College, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wesleyan College and a Master of Science in Justice Studies with a concentration in Public Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Her position is appointed annually by the Board of Commissioners.
Office Contact: 770-775-8200
COUNTY ATTORNEY-MICHAEL A. O’QUINN
County Attorney Michael O’Quinn serves as the appointed legal counsel to the Board of Commissioners and the County Government. Other than a short hiatus in the late 2000’s, he has served as County Attorney since 1998 and is responsible for managing all legal matters for the County. His considerable experience enables Mr. O’Quinn to negotiate the maze of complex rules that apply to local governments, their constitutional officers and governing authorities, such as the Open Meetings and Open Records Acts, planning and zoning hearings, personnel hearings, and the day-to-day employment issues that confront both small and large employers.
A native of Atlanta, Mr. O’Quinn obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University in 1980 (magna cum laude) and his law degree from Creighton University in 1983 (summa cum laude). Mr. O’Quinn was selected to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the Creighton Law Review, and upon graduation served a two year clerkship for the late Wilbur D. Owens, Jr., U. S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Georgia. Upon entering private practice in 1985, Mr. O’Quinn quickly became a specialist in the area of local government law. He has represented cities and counties, along with their elected officials and employees, across the entire state.
As a result of his local government experience Mr. O’Quinn is a regular speaker and instructor at training seminars sponsored by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, the ACCG-GMA Local Government Risk Management Service, and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Some of his popular presentations include the Newly Elected Commissioners seminar held in Athens, and Road Liability training for Public Works departments across the state.
Mr. O’Quinn has earned the 5.0 AV Preeminent® peer review rating by Martindale-Hubble, which ranks him in the top tier of all lawyers. His position is appointed annually by the Board of Commissioners.
Office Telephone: 770-898-0333