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Parham named county support services director

Angelia Parham

Angelia Parham

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Two years after the departure of its last support services director in the wake of land purchase controversies, Gwinnett County officials hired a replacement this month.

Angelia Parham, who has 25 years of public and private sector experience, was named to the role, which includes overseeing the county's fleet, facilities, capital projects and solid waste and recycling programs.

"We believe she'll be a tremendous asset to our organization," County Administrator Glenn Stephens said Tuesday, when introducing Parham to commissioners before they considered her contract with the government.

According to the contract, Parham will receive a base salary of $132,000, plus an auto allowance and benefits.

The civil engineer worked as public works director for the city of Sandy Springs and as assistant project director at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, while employed at CH2M Hill. She also has served as the deputy director and interim director of Roswell's transportation department.

In 2008, Parham was named Public Works Director of the Year by American City and County Magazine.