LEE CO., GA (WALB) - The pick for Lee County's top job wasn't every commissioner's first choice.
Tuesday night, commissioners named Albany Planning Director Paul Forgey as the only finalist for the Lee Co. Manager job.
Commission Vice Chair Dennis Roland says while Forgey has a strong reputation in his field, he doesn't have County Manager experience.
"I did not support Mr. Forgey simply because he did not want to move to Lee County. I think any man that is in the top position needs to live in this county. If he makes his money here, he needs to spend it here," said Roland.
According to a phone quote by Forgey, he said:
The commission expects to approve a formal job offer to Forgey on March 8.