Effingham County commissioners have extended, and David Crawley has accepted, a contract to be the next county administrator.
Crawley has been serving as the interim county administrator since Ed Williams and the county parted ways last December. Crawley had been the zoning administrator and assistant county administrator prior to his appointment as the interim county administrator.
“I appreciate you stepping in and helping carry the county forward,” Commissioner Verna Phillips told Crawley.
Said Chairwoman Myra Lewis: “I feel you have done a very good job for this board and this county.”
Crawley joined the county in 2003 and as zoning administrator, he was responsible for development plan and plat review, wetlands delineation, environmental permitting, ordinance interpretation and enforcement and project management. He was named assistant county administrator in 2007.
Prior to coming to Effingham County, he was a senior wetland biologist for Kern-Coleman and Company. His duties there included natural resource planning, mitigation planning and monitoring, wetland delineation, GIS land planning, protected species surveys and environmental permitting.
Crawley has a master’s and a bachelor’s in biology from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.