Hall County Administrator Randy Knighton is leaving his job, according to a press statement from Hall County government officials.
Knighton is expected to be named a sole finalist for a similar position at another jurisdiction elsewhere in the state.
Knighton began his career with Hall County in 2002 when he was hired as a Senior Planner. He then worked for a time as Planning Director for the county and was then appointed County Administrator in July 2011.
"I have sincerely appreciated the opportunity to serve the citizens of Hall County for the past several years," Knighton said in the press statement. "During my tenure, I have experienced the benefits of working with wonderful citizens, committed staff and elected officials to accomplish many goals which will benefit the county for years to come."
The press statement pointed to several milestones accomplished during Knighton's tenure: the development of the Hall County Government Scholars Academy, the establishment of the County's Organizational Values, the continuation of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program and the organization of the first SPLOST Citizen Review Committee. The press statement also noted that numerous Hall County departments were moved under one roof at the Hall County Government Center under Knighton's direction, as well as the successful negotiation of the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) agreement earlier this year.
"These successes could only be realized through the hard work of staff, insight of elected officials and support of Hall County citizens," said Knighton.
Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Higgins wished Knighton well in his future endeavors.
"Randy has passionately served the citizens of this community for a number of years, and we cannot thank him enough for his dedication to the growth and development of Hall County," Higgins said. "We wish him the best of luck as he continues his career in local government service."
There is no word on Knighton's last day with Hall County, but the press statement indicated he will stay long enough to assist with a transition to his successor.