Head joins County of Emanuel as Building and Facilities Superintendent

Last week, The Chronicle’s report about the July county commission meeting began by briefly highlighting four new leaders put into different roles throughout County of Emanuel departments. Those individuals are new Building and Facilities Superintendent Mike Head, new Public Works Director Justin Morris, new Transfer Station Superintendent Travis Beach, and new Building and Code Enforcement Director Stephen Graham.

According to the board of commissioners, Head has worked in the facilities department for more than 32 years. He has been employed with the Veterans Administration, Georgia Southern University, and, most recently, Xanterra Parks and Resorts located at the Grand Canyon.

“After recently returning to Georgia, I was thrilled and extremely blessed when I had the opportunity to join Emanuel County,” Head said. “The hospitality and camaraderie shown since my first day have been both amazing and greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to working with all of our building occupants and stakeholders while striving to maintain a constant state of readiness for all of our building structures and landscapes. It will be my honor to serve and to work alongside our Emanuel County team. I am thankful for this opportunity.”

He has been married to his wife, Anette, for more than 34 years. They have two daughters, a grandson, and two new granddaughters joining their family in September.

Morris, the county commission explains, is being promoted to his new role after having served in various positions for the county. He will now oversee the Road Department, Fleet Maintenance, Facility Maintenance, Solid Waste, and the Transfer Station as Public Works Director.

Morris said about the promotion, “I’m both humbled and honored to serve as Public Works Director of Emanuel County. I’m looking forward to this challenging and exciting opportunity. I also want to thank you for the support that’s been given; it is greatly appreciated.”

He and his wife of nine years, Chelsie, have two children, Tucker and Mollie.

Beach has a similar story to Morris in that he is being promoted after years of experience with the County of Emanuel. He has worked his way up in the Road Department; he has been a construction/heavy equipment operator for more than 25 years.

“I look forward to being the Transfer Station Superintendent, and I believe hard work and dedication is the key to any job. Thank you for the opportunity,” the husband of Wendy Beach said. He and his wife of 28 years have three sons, Kyle, Dakota and Coy; two daughters-in-law, Erin and Anna; and three grandchildren, Gracie, Emmie and Cooper.

In his free time, Beach enjoys gardening, camping at the lake and spending time with his family and friends.

Graham, as Emanuel County’s new Building and Code Enforcement Director, will work alongside new Code Enforcement Officer Brandon Frix to attain the overall goal of Building, Planning, and Code Enforcement, which is to serve the community by helping facilitate the building process and to educate citizens on the importance of local codes and ordinances, ultimately resulting in the betterment of the community.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to serve Emanuel county in this new capacity. I look forward to helping its citizens any way I can,” said Stephen.

Frix added that he is proud to be a part of the department now, and he is looking forward to serving the citizens and doing his part to Emanuel beautiful.

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