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Hall County hires new Assistant County Administrator
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Hall County hires new Assistant County Administrator

Gainesville --  Hall County Administrator Randy Knighton announced Thursday that he has hired Public Safety Director Marty Nix to the position of Assistant County Administrator. Mr. Nix has been a Hall County employee since 1984.

“Marty is the epitome of an excellent public servant. His law enforcement background and diverse experience will serve the county well moving forward,” Knighton said. “He has tremendous respect from the staff and citizens. I look forward to serving with him in the coming years.”

Mr. Nix will continue his role as head of Public Safety, which includes E-911, County Marshals, Animal Control and the Animal Shelter. By promoting from within, the county saved the cost of adding another salary to the payroll during this difficult economic period.

“I am prepared to help move the county forward and support Randy as he implements policy set by the Commissioners,” Marty Nix said. “I’ve worked for Hall County most of my life, and I am proud of the government we have become. I am honored to continue serving in this new role.”

Mr. Nix is P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified, is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, and has an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in public administration. Mr. Nix served three years as the assistant warden of the Correctional Institute, three years with the District Attorney’s Office, numerous years with the Sheriff’s Office and four years managing E-911/Central Communications. He has been in his most recent role of Public Safety Director since April 2009.

Mr. Nix is a strong advocate for victims of crime and has served on the Board of Directors for Rape Response and Friends of Recovery. He is currently on the John Jarrard Foundation Board, as well. He is very active in the community and currently is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville.

Mr. Nix enjoys organic gardening, camping, biking, running and playing music. A native of Hall County who grew up in the Clermont area, Mr. Nix and his wife, Jan Nix, have two children.

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