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Brandon Kirby named new GDOT district engineer
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Brandon Kirby

Brandon Kirby has been selected as the Georgia Department of Transportation’s new District One engineer.

Kirby has been serving in dual roles as assistant district engineer and head of the preconstruction unit. He is replacing Brent Cook, who is retiring.

Kirby, who lives in Hall County, will be leading the 21-county district, which covers Northeast Georgia and has its district headquarters on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville. He will oversee all the department’s programs, projects and activities in the area.

“I'm honored and humbled to have this opportunity to lead our team. We have a diverse region from Union County which has routes that wind around the Appalachian Mountains to urban areas like Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties,” Kirby said in a statement. “I know our region isn't without its transportation challenges. I will bring excellence and a commitment to leadership in transportation in everything we put our hands to.  We want to be known as approachable, committed to working together solving challenges, and a credible community partner and resource.”

Kirby started working for GDOT in 1996. He has held positions of area engineer, assistant district construction engineer, legislative liaison, and assistant state program delivery administrator.

Compiled from Georgia Department of Transportation press release