The Bryan County government administration team recently welcomed a new Public Works director, George Allen, who joined the county’s staff in early September.
Prior to accepting this position, Allen most recently served as director of streets and traffic control for the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Before that, he was the assistant public works director of operations for the City of Kissimmee, Florida. Allen has also held various supervisory and management positions in public works and related fields in Boca Raton, Miami Gardens, Deerfield Beach and Lauderhill, all in Florida.
Allen earned his Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from Barry University. He is a member of the American Public Works Association, International Municipal Signal Association and NAFA Fleet Management Association.
In his spare time, Allen enjoys attending church and watching football and basketball. He has three grown children – two sons and one daughter.
“We are fortunate to have someone with George’s qualifications and experience join the county's staff," Bryan County Administrator Ben Taylor said. “His training and work history have equipped him to lead the Public Works department into the future, and we congratulate him on this well-deserved appointment."