Amrey Harden (far left), accompanied by his wife Debra, was sworn in as the newest member of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners by Probate Court Judge David Anglin on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at the Oconee County Courthouse. Commissioner Harden was elected to fill the unexpired term of the late W.E. “Bubber” Wilkes.
An Oconee County native and retired President and CEO of Oconee State Bank, Commissioner Harden has a long history of public service in Georgia and Oconee County. He previously served as the Mayor of Watkinsville, At-Large Member of the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority, Chair of the Oconee County Development Authority, Chair of the Northeast Georgia Workforce Board, and Chair of the Georgia’s Workforce Leadership Association, and he was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the state’s Workforce Board. He was a founding member of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Trustees for the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, the Board of Trustees of Athens Regional Medical Center, and the Board of Trustees for Athens Academy.
“I appreciate the citizens of Oconee County,” said Commissioner Harden, “for allowing me this opportunity to continue my service to our community.”