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Braddy Resigns From MoCo

Braddy Resigns  From MoCo
Brandon Braddy
Braddy Resigns  From MoCo
Brandon Braddy

Montgomery County Manager Brandon Braddy has resigned from his role with the County, and has been named the Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Relations at Brewton-Parker College. Braddy’s resignation was first discussed during a Special Called Meeting of the County Commission on Monday, May 20, during which Commission Chairman Leland Adams told his fellow commissioners that Braddy had resigned and would be stepping down from the County Manager position at the end of May.

“A f t e r much consideration, I have decided to step down from my role as County Manager at the end of May to pursue a new opportunity. It has been an honor to serve Montgom-

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ery County for 16 years as a commissioner and for the past 11 years as Manager,” Braddy remarked. “Having the privilege to serve my home county has been incredibly rewarding. While many local governments look outside their communities for managerial positions, I am grateful for the chance to have served Montgomery County, my hometown. I believe this transition is timely and in alignment with the needs of my family and myself.”

He continued, outlining several upcoming projects that needed to be completed by the Commission. “There are essential planning documents that will need to be addressed. These include negotiating a new Service Delivery Strategy with the cities, drafting a new Comprehensive Plan by October 2025, pursuing grant opportunities for the Hazard Mitigation Plan as well as a transportation plan,” he explained. “These plans will chart the course for the county over the next decade. My departure presents an opportunity for the county to bring in a new manager who can offer a fresh perspective in developing these plans. The new county manager will also be able to guide the county in using the recently award- ed grant of $3 million from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to make improvements to the JM Fountain Park located on Morrison Street in Mount Vernon. In light of this, I believe the timing of my resignation is appropriate, allowing the county to have a new manager in place to begin working on these plans and the continued success of the county.”

“I am confident the Commissioners will select a candidate who will excel in this role. Please join me in praying for the Commissioners as they seek a new manager and for the individual who will ultimately fill this position,” Braddy concluded.

Adams also commented on the announcement, stating, “The Commissioners and I have appreciated working with Brandon over the years. He has made significant contributions to our county, and he will be missed. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors. The Commissioners and I will begin the process of seeking a new county manager.”

The Commission has not yet announced who will succeed Braddy, but the naming of the new County Manager is expected to occur soon.

On Tuesday, May 21, Brewton-Parker College announced that Braddy would be joining the school’s faculty as the Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Relations. According to the College, Braddy’s extensive expertise from working in the public service and banking industries provide him with the tools necessary to succeed in this new role, which focuses on to leading the college’s advancement efforts and focusing on community engagement, donor relations, and strategic growth.

Braddy has previously been a Montgomery County Commission Chairman and Commercial and Consumer Lending Officer in addition to most recently having been the Montgomery County Manager, and has hands-on experience negotiating intergovernmental agreements, managing grants, and implementing strategic initiatives to improve county services. The College shared that this experience, along with his strong value of the community, has prepared him for this new role.

““I am honored to join Dr. Steven Echols and his dedicated team at Brewton-Parker College in the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations,” Braddy remarked. “We are fortunate to have a Christ-centered institution like Brewton-Parker, right here in our community. The mission, vision, and core values of this college are what set it apart and make it a beacon of higher education. I am excited to contribute to the growth and success of BPC, which is valued by our community, and to engage with our alumni and supporters in meaningful ways.”

He added, “This position is important because the Office of Advancement is all about building relationships, supporting the community, and tapping into alumni connections and resources to help current students and the college as a whole.”

Brewton-Parker College President Steve Echols also commented on the new hire. “We are excited to welcome Brandon Braddy to BPC. His professional experience, involvement in our community, and desire to honor God through his work make him an ideal fit for this role. I am confident that his vision and dedication will significantly contribute to the growth and success of BPC. We look forward to the positive impact he will have on both our institution and community,” he emphasized.

Braddy will transition to his new position at the beginning of June, after ending his time with the County at the end of May.

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