Public Works

Public Works is defined by the American Public Works Association (APWA) as the combination of physical assets, management practices, policies, and personnel necessary for government to provide and sustain structures and services essential to the welfare and acceptable quality of life for its citizens.  The Habersham County Public Works Department provides basic infrastructure services to Habersham County residents. Our goal is to provide those services safely, effectively and efficiently while remaining strategically aligned with the values and vision of the Habersham County Board of Commissioners.  

There are three divisions that make up the Public Works Department.  They are:  Airport, Landfill & Recycling, and Road Department. These divisions provide dependable services with a focus on quality, environmental compliance and responsiveness.  All staff of the Public Works Department strive to improve and enhance customer service and community relations by building increased awareness and understanding of the Habersham County Public Works Department and its daily operations, projects and activities.

We are active members of the American Public Works Association (APWA), Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), and Georgia Airports Association (GAA).

Habersham County Airport:  Gary Crocker, Airport Coordinator  Contact by Email
The Habersham County Airport is a county-owned public airport located in Cornelia, Georgia.  For more information regarding the Airport, please visit their webpage by clicking on the link to the right.  For more information regarding the Airport Commission, please visit their webpage by clicking here.

Landfill & Recycling :  David Barrs, Solid Waste Manager  Contact by Email
Habersham County maintains a county landfill located in Mt. Airy, and two recycling centers located in Clarkesville and Cornelia.  For more information regarding these facilities, please visit their webpage by clicking on the link to the right.

Road Department:  Shawn Easters, Road Superintendent  Contact by Email
The Habersham County Road Department is responsible for the maintenance, operations, and management of 506 miles of county roads, 56 bridges, and 9 flood control structures.  These have a daily impact on every person in Habersham County.  For more information regarding the Road Department, please visit their webpage by clicking on the link to the right.