Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County Assistant Manager Robert Hiss has resigned effective February 22, 2019 to accept the position of County Administrator of Bedford County, VA. "In his time with the Unified Government, Robert has been a valuable member of our management team," said ACCGOV Manager Blaine Williams. “The caliber of our Assistant Managers is such that they could serve as administrators anywhere in the country. This opportunity is a natural step in Robert’s professional development. I am grateful for his service to the residents of Athens-Clarke County and wish him the very best as he takes on this new challenge.”
Hiss has served as an Assistant Manager with the ACCGOV since June 2014. "“I have thoroughly enjoyed my 4.5 years as Assistant Manager for the Unified Government," said Hiss. "Athens will always be a special place to me, but I will mostly miss working alongside our leadership team and employees. The high level of talent, commitment to innovation, and dedication to quality local government is not only an example to other local governments across Georgia, but also the nation."
A nationwide search for the position will begin in the new year.