County names planning, transportation directors

LAWRENCEVILLE -- After watching them in action for months, Gwinnett officials promoted two men to head key government departments.

Bryan Lackey, who has acted as director for the Department of Planning and Development for several years, was officially given the job Friday. At the same time, Kim Conroy, who has also been acting director for months, was given the title of director of the Department of Transportation.

"I have known both Kim and Bryan for many years and am pleased that professionals with such expertise and knowledge of Gwinnett County are filling these positions," Chairwoman Charlotte Nash said in a press release. "They have both proven themselves as leaders who can inspire their departments to continue to achieve positive results."

Commissioners will consider employment agreements with the men Tuesday.

Lackey, a professional engineer, started his career with Gwinnett in 1995, working on stormwater and drainage issues. He was promoted to head the stormwater division in 2005 and helped develop and implement the county's stormwater utility. He was named deputy director of planning and development in 2007, and has was named interim director in 2009, when then-director Glenn Stephens was named county administrator.

"Bryan played a significant role in the development of the 2030 Unified Plan after I hired him at Planning and Development," Stephens said. "As an engineer, he brings a technical approach to the job that is important. It's that expertise combined with his passion for Gwinnett County that makes him the right person for the job."

Conroy is also a professional engineer, who has worked with the county's transportation staff since 1985. He was named deputy director/chief engineer in 2007, and was named acting director in last fall.

"Kim has made important contributions to Gwinnett County's transportation maintenance and operations over the years, and I'm confident of his ability to lead the department in maintaining our transportation infrastructure and carrying out plans for improving mobility," Stephens said. "We are fortunate to have someone with Kim's credentials and experience to lead the Transportation Department."


kevin 3 years, 1 month ago

Conroy has done a very good job. Glad you were appointed as DOT head.


JimmyOrr 3 years, 1 month ago

Both men are dedicated public servants, Both have perfomed well as Acting Directors and deserved to be appointed Director of their respective departments in county government. Their appointments remind me of the first rule of thumb when promoting personnel which is, always look within. Congratulations Bryan and Kim.

James H. (Jimmy) Orr, Jr.


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