Connell resigns as Barrow's county manager

Jock Connell

Jock Connell

WINDER — The county manager for Barrow County, Jock Connell, is resigning.

Effective Oct. 18, Connell will vacate a position he took on in January. Last November, Barrow voters chose a new structure for its county government, moving from a commission chairman managing day-to-day operations to a county manager.

“We have actively begun recruiting to fill the position,” Barrow County Board of Commissioners Chairman Pat Graham said. “Charlie Felts our Human Resources Director will act as the Interim County Manager until such time as we are able to fill the position.”

Connell is a former county administrator for Gwinnett County and also served as interim administrator for Hall County.