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Collins takes over as DOT district engineer
Had held same position for DOT district office in Tennille
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Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Vance Smith has announced the appointment of Anthony (Tony) Collins as district engineer for the 24 counties in southeast Georgia that make up DOT District 5.
Collins began his career with the department in June 1983 as a co-op student in the Waycross area office. After graduating from Southern Polytechnic University, he worked in road design in GDOT’s Atlanta general office and has held various engineering positions with the department. 
His most recent position was district engineer in the Tennille District.
In his new position as district engineer, Collins will oversee all construction, maintenance, and operational activities in the 24 counties located in southeast Georgia. Collins has 26 years with the department. 
His new position is effective immediately.
Collins graduated from Southern Polytechnic University with a bachelors in Civil Engineering Technology.
“We would like to welcome Tony back to the Southeast Georgia District,” Smith said. “He previously worked for 18 years in District 5 and has good knowledge of the area. His commitment to overseeing the district makes me proud to work alongside Tony. Tony is an asset to southeast Georgia and to the department.” 
Collins is from Waycross and has three daughters, Nicki, a graduate of Kennesaw State, Emma, a graduate of Waycross College, and Erin, a senior in high school.