Chairman Robert Parker and the Long County Board of Commissioners on June 16, announced that the current County Administrator, Chuck Scragg will be stepping down from that position, June 30, 2020. Chairman Parker explained that Mr. Scragg was serving as both the County Administrator and the Development Authority Executive Director, under a one year contract with the Board of Commissioners that began on July 1, 2019 and will expire on June 30, 2020. Mr. Scragg served as Interim County Administrator from March to June 30, 2019.
“This is being done at the request of Mr. Scragg, as we had convinced him to come out of retirement to assist us for this period.” stated Chairman Robert Parker. Mr. Scragg plans to stay on as Executive Director of the Development Authority of Long County in a limited capacity to complete several projects. He began his tenure with the Development Authority in September of 2018.
Parker added, “Russell Simmons was appointed the Interim County Administrator by the Board of Commissioners until the newly seated Board of Commissioners determines the County’s needs and staffing structure when they take office January 1, 2021”.
“The current Board of Commissioners and Staff have been able to complete many needed projects and we are ideally positioned for the future. We have stabilized and balanced the annual budget and expenditures process, renovated and occupied the new Mary Ann Odum Long County Government Annex, completed the State required Comprehensive Plan and Service Delivery Plan, had exceptional financial audits, repaired and paved roads, streamlined internal controls and processes, implemented impact fees, and accomplished many more tasks that assist the Long County Citizens, both short and long term”.
“Mr. Scragg has done an outstanding job of assisting the BOC and administration of the County over the last 16 months. I know he wanted to cut back but to also continue to serve the citizens of Long County, and this arrangement allows for that.” said Parker
Mr. Scragg commented “I have really enjoyed my time at Long County and gotten to know and really enjoy working with the Board of Commissioners, County staff, Constitutional Officers and the citizens of Long County. I think the time is right now to curtail some duties and to focus a little more on my health and family.”