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Commissioner’s Office

65 Courthouse Street
Blairsville, GA 30512


Contact Person:
Lamar Paris – Commissioner

Contact Details:
Phone: (706) 439-6000
Fax: (706) 439-6004

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office Staff:
Larry Garrett

Jennifer Queen

Pam Hawkins

Laura Driskell

Jill Chastain

Kendra Pruitt

The Sole Commissioner is the governing authority of the county. The Commissioner sets and approves the budget for all departments and elected officials. He sets the mill rate each year, which provides funds for the operation of the county departments. Union County is one of only 8 counties in the State that operates under a Sole Commissioner type of government.

The Commissioner is a sworn elected official and governed by the laws of the County of Union, the State of Georgia, and any and all applicable Federal laws. The Commissioner serves a 4-year term, which coincides with the presidential election.

The Commissioner’s office is directly responsible for the following departments:

• Building & Development
• Environmental Enforcement
• Emergency 911 Dispatch
• Emergency 911 Mapping
• Fire Department / Emergency Management
• Parks & Recreation
• Road Department
• Transfer & Recycling
• County Transportation

Questions & Answers from Commissioner Lamar Paris:


Lamar Paris, Georgia County Government
Georgia Made Georgia Grown
2010 Georgia Trend Article

Current Employment Opportunity

Union County
E-911 Communications Officer
Union County will be accepting applications for the position of Communication Officer to work at the E-911 Center. Georgia Basic Communications Officer Certification is preferred, but not required to apply. Applicants must be able to work 12 hour shifts including nights and weekends as required. Applications are available 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday at the Union County E-911 Center at 76 Hunt Martin St Suite D Blairsville, Ga 30512. Contact number 706-439-6056. This position is open until filled. Successful applicant must be able to pass a background investigation drug/alcohol test, and a pre-employment assessment. Full time and part time positions are available offering comparable wages and full time positions offer full benefits. Union County is an equal opportunity employer.