Commission Chairman Mike Hooper said, “Jim is highly qualified and the Commissioners believe he is a wonderful addition to our staff.”
Bramblett, a native of Bainbridge, GA, received a bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.
Before assuming his position last Monday, he served in the planning department of Coweta County and has spent about 22 years in county administrative.
Since his arrival, Bramblett said he has met most of the county staff and viewed how each department works. He said he is impressed with the cooperation he has seen. One of the things he believes Polk needs is more road equipment. “With the area that is to be covered,” he said, “I believe it would be good to have another brush cutter.”
However, he admitted it takes about three months after assuming a new position to become acquainted with the people and issues within a county. He believes his previous experience will prove beneficial as Polk’s population continues to increase.
While in Coweta County, he said he gained knowledge of such issues as zoning.
“There are negative as well as positive aspects of growth,” he explained.
Bramblett believes that more people will bring demands for more service. There are other things to consider, he said, such as wear of roadways, additional traffic and the need for additional building inspections.
He feels economic development efforts are important to growing a county’s tax digest. “Business and industrial growth is always a positive asset for any county’s budget,” he added.
Currently, he is looking for a new home and plans to marry on May 24. Thereafter, he and his wife Flora will be moving to Polk County.