Bradley Day, Dawsonville, has been hired to oversee economic development for Banks County, as well as handling some planning and development duties.
The Banks County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to hire Day for the newly-created community developer position after meeting behind closed doors with the development authority for one and a half hours Tuesday night. The salary, which the development authority has agreed to fund for the first year, will be $68,000. Day will begin work in the county on March 15.
“I’m excited to be coming to Banks County because I see an incredible potential,” Day said Wednesday morning. “I think the foundation for continued success is really apparent. All the work that has been done up to this point in Banks County to keep the economy going attracted to Banks County.”
Day has served as president of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce and executive director of the Tift County Development Authority. He is currently a consultant for North Star Renewable Energy, where his job duties include site selection, incentive negotiation, fuel contract negotiation and power purchase agreement negotiation.
During his career, Day has also served as executive director of the Tallahassee Economic Development Council, executive director of the Development Authority of Jefferson County, vice president of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and a management analyst with the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts.
Day has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Georgia and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Brigham Young University.
The job description for the community developer position is as follows: “to serve as the principal staff resource for economic development and implementation of a comprehensive county economic development program. This position will help develop and coordinate strategies, policies and initiatives for economic growth in Banks County. This position will also perform administrative and supervisory work responsible for directing the daily operations of planning development to administer and maintain the county’s zoning, subdivision and other development-related ordinances. This position reports to the chairman of the board of commissioners.”
Day lives in Dawsonville but said he plans to move to Banks County.