Offices of the County Manager
700 Poplar Street Macon, GA 31201
P: (478) 751 7170
Offices of the County Manager
700 Poplar Street Macon, GA 31201
P: (478) 751 7170
The County Manager for Macon-Bibb County serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and acts as the Director of the Department of the Administration. The County Manager advises the Mayor on the performance of designated duties; coordinates the activities of the departments; carries out the written directives of the Mayor; makes periodic reports to the Mayor and Commissioners; and any other duties as assigned.
The County Manager’s Office is structured in a way to align services and projects to the Mission, Vision, and Goals as determined by the Commission. Two Assistant County Managers oversee the day-to-day operations of Macon-Bibb County, and two Assistant to the County Managers direct county-wide strategic areas that intersect all levels of the government and community.
Peter Drucker said, “effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked. Leadership is defined by results, not attributes.”
1) Complete a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and obtain the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting.
2) Reduce Fiscal Year 2016 budget by mandated 5%. Submit budgets to GFOA for review and awards.
3) Develop a five-year Capital Improvement Program.
4) Develop departmental plans to support Commission goal of creating a sustainable, walkable, and liveable community.
Dale Walker came to Macon-Bibb in April 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Macon, and in February 2012, he was appointed the Chief Administrative Officer. On January 1, 2014 he became the first County Manager of the newly consolidated Macon-Bibb County.
Mr. Walker spent more than thirty years in Michigan as the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer for Cadillac and then spent a year in Washington, D.C. as the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia Retirement Board. He then moved to Suffolk, VA as the City Chief Financial Officer for several years before arriving in Macon.
Mr. Walker holds an undergraduate degree in accounting and a MBA in finance from Central Michigan University. He is credentialed as a city manager by the International City Managers Association and is a Certified Government Financial Manager through the Association of Governmental Accountants. In that time, he has earned 27 Distinguished Budget Awards and 25 Certificates of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.
He has served as the Chairman of the Board for Michigan Municipal Employees Retirement System (a $6 billion system), served on the Board of Directors for the City of Cadillac Retirement System, and currently serves on the Board for the Macon General Employees Retirement System.
Assistant County Manager
Charles Coney is a seasoned business consultant with experience in private and public sectors where he has partnered with clients towards improved processes, streamlined procedures, and value-added customer services. As the Assistant County Manager, Mr. Coney is responsible for oversight and coordination of the daily operations of Macon-Bibb County.
Coney comes to Macon-Bibb with more than 25 years of professional experience in community development, human resources, IT, administration, and finance. Most recently, he served as Special Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer with the Bibb County Board of Commissioners and as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Ben Hill County Board of Education.
He is a summa cum laude MBA graduate from Keller University with a concentration in Project Management and Human Resources. Coney earned his Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from DeVry University, studied Industrial Engineering at Mercer University, and graduated with an Associate of Science in Engineering Technology from Middle Georgia College. Additionally, he has received extensive municipal training and certifications from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at The University of Georgia.
Coney has membership and/or service with the International City/County Management Association, Georgia Municipal Association, Georgia School Board Association, Boys & Girls Club of America, National School Board Association, Society for Human Resource Management, National Society of Professional Engineers, Communities in Schools of Georgia, Certified Literate Community Program, American Payroll Association, and the Project Management Institute.
Assistant to the County Manager, Budget & Strategic Planning
Julie Moore has almost 20 years professional experience and serves as Assistant to the County Manager for Budget & Strategic Planning. In this role, Moore is responsible for Macon-Bibb County’s strategic plan, annual budget development process, entitlement and project-based grants, and the strategic, capital, and operational planning process. She has developed four budgets in the first two years of the consolidated government, and has led the process which reduced the budget by 18% from the combined budgets of the two former governments.
Moore also helped develop Macon-Bibb County’s first Forward Together Strategic Plan, which earned a Silver Circle Award from the national City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) in the Printed Publication (Other). In the comments, the judges said of the Plan: “Overall a great project – well executed and designed. Clean and thorough. Great use of graphics, infographics, and design. Citizens had to feel informed with this nicely designed strategic plan document. Good use of photos and a great starting point for a new government. Very nice.”
Prior to this position with Macon-Bibb, Moore served the City of Macon first as Grants Manager and then as Acting Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. Before working with city government, she was Executive Director of Education First for 10 years, a Regional Sales Representative with Edulink Systems, and a Classroom Teacher with the Griffin-Spalding County School System.
Moore is currently pursuing her National Grants Management Certification and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Chapman University. A 2005 Graduate of Leadership Macon, she was on the Georgia Planning Team for Knowledge Works and National Commission on Teaching and the Future and was in the inaugural class of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education’s Education Policy Fellowship Program.
Assistant to the County Manager, Public Affairs
With more than a decade of public relations and communications experience, nine of which has been at the executive level, Chris Floore serves Macon-Bibb County as Assistant to the County Manager for Public Affairs. In this role, he manages a team that is strengthening direct and two-way communication between the government and the public. The team consists of strategic communication, public relations, media relations, multimedia services, customer service, graphic design, marketing, and crisis communication.
In September 2015, Floore was named Communicator of the Year by the national City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) in recognition of his many contributions to local government community relations and public affairs. He also helped develop Macon-Bibb County’s first Forward Together Strategic Plan, which earned a Silver Circle Award from 3CMA in the Printed Publication (Other).
Prior to Macon-Bibb County, Floore served as the Director of Public Affairs for the City of Macon and Director of Public Relations and Public Relations Specialist for the Bibb County School District, managing media relations, communication planning, crisis response, and executive communications. During that time, he helped develop and implement a crisis communication plan that has been recognized statewide and was the basis for an article published in PRNews’ Crisis Management Guidebook, Vol. 6.
He earned his Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (Public Relations from Kent State University and Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina. He is a 2010 Graduate of Leadership Macon and a member of the 2013 Class of Georgia Forward’s Young Gamechangers program, and he is frequently called upon for communication support and consultation for local nonprofits and organizations.
Floore is a leader on several professional and community boards, including on:
Previously, he has served as the Co-Chair of the College Hill Corridor Commission, as a member of the American Cancer Society South Atlantic Division’s Leadership Council, as a member of the American Red Cross Central Georgia Board of Directors.
About the Macon-Bibb Youth Commission
The 2016-2017 school year will be the fourth year Macon-Bibb County has sponsored the Macon-Bibb Youth Commission, which is part of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia’s (ACCG) Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS). (The former Bibb County participated for the two years prior to consolidation.) More than 30 students participated in the program during the 2015-2016 school year, and videos and news about their trips can be found in the links below.
Students in the Youth Commission will see how government works, what’s changing through consolidation, and how they can be involved with and improve the community now and in the future. Throughout the course of the year, students will take part in team-building exercises, attend Commission meetings, tour county facilities, visit the State Capitol, attend the ACCG Conference in Savannah, and interact with local and state leaders.