Perry mayor takes new job

chwright@macon.comApril 10, 2013 

Perry Mayor Jimmy Faircloth has taken a job in education.

Faircloth is the new special projects manager at Middle Georgia Technical College, which will soon merge with Central Georgia Technical College. He said he will oversee facilities improvements and projects in the newly created position.

“I’m very excited,” Faircloth said. “I’m looking forward to working with the colleges. It’s going to be a mutually beneficial experience.”

“As the special projects manager, he will be responsible for working with intergovernmental initiatives within the region and across the state to boost MGTC’s position as a leading provider of training and economic development services,” a college news release states. “He will also work to coordinate and implement targeted projects to support Robins Air Force Base and other employers throughout the region.”

The mayor is a part-time position in Perry.

Previously, Faircloth worked full time as the comptroller and human resources director at Parrish Construction Group.

He said there hadn’t been a conflict with his previous employer and his position as mayor, and the college is “supportive of me continuing (as mayor) if I decide to run again.”

Qualifying for the mayoral election is in August. Faircloth said he has not decided if he’ll seek another four-year term.

Middle Georgia Tech will merge with Central Georgia Tech July 1. The new college, which will keep the Central Georgia Technical College name, will serve 11 counties in Middle Georgia as one of the biggest two-year college systems in the state.

To contact writer Christina M. Wright, call 256-9685.

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