Forsyth County announces new assistant county manager

Justine Lookenott
Tony Tarnacki is the new assistant county manager for Forsyth County, GAPhoto byForsyth County Government

(Forsyth County, GA) The Forsyth County government has chosen a new assistant county manager after former Assistant County Manager Brandon Kenney left the role in 2021.

Tony Tarnacki will be assuming the role as of Monday, March 27, where he will be in charge of the Planning & Community Development, Parks & Recreation, Code Enforcement & Animal Services, Senior Services and Public Transportation Departments.

Before taking the position with Forsyth County, Tarnacki worked as the chief magistrate judge for Dawson County Magistrate Court since 2009 and as a juvenile court investigator for the Dawson County District Attorney’s Office. He was also an adjunct criminal justice professor at the University of North Georgia (UNG) since 2013.

A graduate of South Forsyth High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from UNG and his Juris Doctorate degree from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.

“Tony’s experience in management, local government and nearly 15 years spent as Chief Magistrate Judge in north Georgia made him an ideal candidate to help further lead Forsyth County’s vision for the future,” said County Manager David McKee. “We look forward to working with him in this role and we welcome Tony and his family to Forsyth County.”

The county will be announcing the appointment of a second assistant county manager in the near future.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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