Dawson County Government News

Yarbrough Named Clerk, Simpson to Lead Purchasing Department

(Dawson County, GA) Danielle Yarbrough was appointed county clerk in a vote Thursday evening by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners.

Yarbrough replaces former County Clerk Davida Simpson who was recently selected to lead the purchasing department for Dawson County. “Davida has done an outstanding job for the Board of Commissioners in the role of county clerk,” said Chairman Mike Berg. “We are excited that she will be purchasing director where she can expand her knowledge leading another department in our county.”

Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from North Georgia College and State University and has served the county since 2005 in several roles in the judicial circuit prior to becoming county clerk. “It has been my honor and privilege to work for the Board. I am glad to continue to serve my community,” Simpson said.

Yarbrough began her career with Dawson County in 1999 as a 911 dispatcher for the Sheriff’s Office. In 2000, she was promoted to administrative assistant to then Major Kevin Tanner. Yarbrough also handled duties in human resources and accounts payable while at DCSO.

In 2009, Yarbrough transferred to the office of the county manager as Tanner’s administrative assistant. She is currently completing a bachelor’s degree at North Georgia College and State University with a double major in English and sociology.

“Danielle’s background with the county and her education has well prepared her for the responsibilities of the county clerk. She is both knowledgeable and capable and is an asset to the organization,” said County Manager Tanner.

“This change will also aid in cost savings for the county by combining the positions of administrative assistant with county clerk,” he added.

Chairman Berg said, “We welcome Danielle as she accepts the additional duties in the role of county clerk,” said Berg. “Danielle brings many years of county experience and a wealth of knowledge. Congratulations to both Ms. Yarbrough and Ms. Simpson.”

"I'm looking forward to the challenges and responsibilities of a new job and being able to work more closely with our BOC,” Yarbrough said. “I am appreciative for the confidence our board has placed in me and am grateful for the opportunity I have been given," she said.

Yarbrough will assume the role of county clerk beginning January 1, 2012.

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