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Perry Mayor Jimmy Faircloth gains another title this week.

Middle Georgia Technical College named Faircloth the school's new Special Projects Manager in Warner Robins, according to a release.

He'll be responsible for working with "intergovernmental initatives within the region and across the state to boost MGTC's position as leading provider of training and economic development services."

His projects will also serve to support specific projects at Robins Air Force Base and other employers in the central Georgia region.

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Jimmy Faircloth of Perry has recently joined the staff of Middle Georgia Technical College (MGTC) in Warner Robins as a Special Projects Manager. His appointment became effective April 8.

As the special projects manager, he will be responsible for working with intergovernmental initiatives within the region and across the state to boost MGTC's position as a leading provider of training and economic development services. He will also work to coordinate and implement targeted projects to support Robins Air Force Base and other employers throughout the region.

Faircloth currently serves as mayor for the city of Perry and most recently worked as the comptroller and human resources director for Parrish Construction Group in Perry. In this position, he managed the overall financial operations of the commercial construction firm and monitored accounting controls and systems, payroll, personnel, benefits plans, and the vehicle fleet. Prior to his time Parrish, he worked as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer for Southern Health and Rehabilitation.

Faircloth began his career in the banking industry with First Atlanta Bank in Americus and spent over 20 years working at various levels, ending his banking career as vice president at CB&T Bank of Middle Georgia in Perry in 2001.

Faircloth holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia Southwestern State University and completed the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. He is very active in the community, having served as past president and treasurer for the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce and past chairman and member of the Houston County Hospital Authority. He served the Perry Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau for 13 years, with two of those years as chairman. He is currently a member, and a past board member, of the Perry Rotary Club.

He and his wife Patti attend Perry United Methodist Church and they reside in Perry.

MGTC is a leader in economic development for the region. Annually, the college provides over 850,000 training hours through contract training, continuing education, and customized business and industry services. The College also aids in economic development by providing Quick Start® services for new and expanding industries in the middle Georgia region.

MGTC's reach for economic development will soon expand after the College finalizes the merger with Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) in Macon. As of July 1, MGTC and CGTC will be the NEW Central Georgia Technical College, becoming one of the largest two-year colleges in the state, serving 11 counties throughout middle Georgia. For more information about MGTC or the merger with CGTC, log on www.centralgatech.edu or call 478.988.6800.

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