2002-2005 Hart County Board of Commissioners
Commissioner, District 5
Phone: (706) 376-4224
was elected to the Hart County Board of Commissioners in 2000 at the
age of 31 and took office January 1, 2001, serving as Chairman in
2002. During his term as Chairman, prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance
were added to the Board meetings as well as the practice of asking
for public comment/input before any vote was taken by the board.
He is a lifelong resident
of the Eagle Grove Community of Hart County. He was a 1986 Hart
County High School Honor Graduate then earned an Associate of Arts
Degree in Pre-Pharmacy and Business Administration from Emmanuel
College in Franklin Springs, GA.
Joey married Tracey Lunsford on a day that will
never be forgotten, 9-11-2001, and they now have a son, Brayden,
8 months old.
He received a B. S. from Anderson College in Business
Management, graduating Cum Laude. He was further recognized when
he received the Anderson College Scholastic Achievement Business
Joey is a member of the following organizations:
County First Responders
Hart Literacy Council-Board
He stands for a common sense government and accountability.
He believes in being open and honest with the citizens of Hart
County and also believes and encourages citizen participation
and involvement in meetings.He opposes wasteful spending or misuse
of taxpayers money.
want to see Hart County continue to pursue economic development
that will provide jobs for local residents and most importantly,
growth of the county’s tax digest to provide financial relief
to property owners. We also have to continue to grow the county
wide water system. This will aid economic development, provide residents
with a back up water source, and also help to lower ISO ratings.
As a result of a lower ISO rating, property owners will save on
their homeowner’s insurance premiums."
the people of Hart County. . .
I am a firm believer in the
importance of emergency services. We must strive to maintain
and continue to improve the excellent emergency services staffs
that we have. We are very fortunate to have the caliber EMS
staff that we have in Hart County. The EMS staff is a very
dedicated staff with years of experience that works with a
common goal to provide the best patient care possible. We
must continue to provide the necessary resources to work toward
lower ISO ratings to provide lower home insurance premiums
for property owners. We must also continue to adequately fund
the Sheriff’s department so that county residents can
Furthermore, public works and
infrastructure are also important. Public Works is the backbone
of most operations in the county. Public Works includes the
road department, solid waste and recycling centers, and the
maintenance shop. We must continue to strive for road and
bridge improvements and enhancements. We must also continue
to foster a recycling environment so that generations to come
will have untainted resources that we have been allotted.
Finally, the maintenance shop saves the county thousands of
dollars annually because we have a highly qualified staff
that performs maintenance and repairs on all county vehicles
and heavy equipment.
In closing, we must continue
to find ways to do and provide more services at less costs.
It is our responsibility, as elected officials, to continue
to look for innovative means to provide the most effective
services at the least costs to the taxpayers.