© 2002-2005 Hart County Board of Commissioners 


Joey Dorsey
Commissioner, District 5

Phone: (706) 376-4224
email: joeydorsey@yahoo.com
Joey Dorsey was elected to the Hart County Board of Commissioners in 2000 at the age of 31 and took office January 1, 2001, serving as Chairman in 2002. During his term as Chairman, prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance were added to the Board meetings as well as the practice of asking for public comment/input before any vote was taken by the board.

He is a lifelong resident of the Eagle Grove Community of Hart County. He was a 1986 Hart County High School Honor Graduate then earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Pharmacy and Business Administration from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA.

Joey married Tracey Lunsford on a day that will never be forgotten, 9-11-2001, and they now have a son, Brayden, 8 months old.

He received a B. S. from Anderson College in Business Management, graduating Cum Laude. He was further recognized when he received the Anderson College Scholastic Achievement Business Award.

Joey is a member of the following organizations:
    Optimist Club
    Goldmine Fire Department
    Hart County First Responders
    Nancy Hart Literacy Council-Board

He stands for a common sense government and accountability. He believes in being open and honest with the citizens of Hart County and also believes and encourages citizen participation and involvement in meetings.He opposes wasteful spending or misuse of taxpayers money.

"I want to see Hart County continue to pursue economic development that will provide jobs for local residents and most importantly, growth of the county’s tax digest to provide financial relief to property owners. We also have to continue to grow the county wide water system. This will aid economic development, provide residents with a back up water source, and also help to lower ISO ratings. As a result of a lower ISO rating, property owners will save on their homeowner’s insurance premiums."


To the people of Hart County. . .

I am a firm believer in the importance of emergency services. We must strive to maintain and continue to improve the excellent emergency services staffs that we have. We are very fortunate to have the caliber EMS staff that we have in Hart County. The EMS staff is a very dedicated staff with years of experience that works with a common goal to provide the best patient care possible. We must continue to provide the necessary resources to work toward lower ISO ratings to provide lower home insurance premiums for property owners. We must also continue to adequately fund the Sheriff’s department so that county residents can feel secure.

Furthermore, public works and infrastructure are also important. Public Works is the backbone of most operations in the county. Public Works includes the road department, solid waste and recycling centers, and the maintenance shop. We must continue to strive for road and bridge improvements and enhancements. We must also continue to foster a recycling environment so that generations to come will have untainted resources that we have been allotted. Finally, the maintenance shop saves the county thousands of dollars annually because we have a highly qualified staff that performs maintenance and repairs on all county vehicles and heavy equipment.

In closing, we must continue to find ways to do and provide more services at less costs. It is our responsibility, as elected officials, to continue to look for innovative means to provide the most effective services at the least costs to the taxpayers.