Twomey accepts job with ACCG
Published 9:48 am Wednesday, September 5, 2018
AMERICUS — After a comprehensive and thorough selection process, ACCG has announced that Bill Twomey has accepted the position of Government Relations manager. This position was previously held by Dave Wills. Twomey’s experience includes serving more than 10 years as a county manager and administrator for two jurisdictions as well as extensive experience in the banking and finance industry.
Most recently he has served as the Sumter County administrator, responsible for accomplishing the policies set by the board of commissioners with a workforce of approximately 280 full-time employees. During his time with Sumter County, he has administered a $19 million general fund budget (with ancillary budgets of approximately $5 million), negotiated a service delivery strategy (SDS) agreement to standardize the millage rate for all entities within the county, overseen the complete revision and implementation of the county’s comprehensive plan, renegotiated state and federal lease agreements to help yield more revenue for the county and improve these critical relationships, and worked with department heads to fulfill day-to-day county operations. In addition, he currently serves on the ACCG board of managers as the Georgia Association of County Managers and Administrators president. He is well-respected among his peers throughout the state.
Twomey’s hands-on county experience in the areas of finance, purchasing, emergency management and county operations, paired with his proven track record of identifying revenue enhancements and controlling expenditures, make him ideally suited for this position. He has been actively engaged with the ACCG leadership development program and completed the Certified Commissioners Training Program and the Certified Commissioners Advanced Program.Additionally, he has served as a county legislative liaison and provided critical feedback to the policy team throughout the legislative cycle.
A committee of six ACCG staff members worked collaboratively on this process. ACCG received more than 40 applications and resumes, which were reviewed in-depth by the team. This action was followed by a telephone screening discussion by our human resources manager. Four candidates were selected by the committee to participate in a writing exercise and an interview. The final recommendation was based on four key areas: technical knowledge of county government, written and oral communications skills, passion for serving Georgia’s counties and ability to assist with Lifelong Learning Academy instruction and county facilitation needs.
Twomey will join the ACCG team on Oct. 8. and looks forward to interacting with our membership at the ACCG Legislative Leadership Conference in Jekyll Island scheduled for later that week.