During this video, we asked a few of our employee’s questions such as their favorite holiday dessert and what they would like for Christmas. In the comments below let us know what sweet treats you’re looking forward to most and what special gift you desire. Happy Holidays from your friends here at the JWSC!
Ship navigation is something many in our community do for their career while others do it for fun. Steering a vessel of any size can be a challenge when faced with obstacles, weather events and limited resources. The captain of a ship will call on the assistant captain, often called the first mate, to supervise members of the ship’s crew, stand a regular watch to pilot, navigate and oversee the vessel while at sea, and help with daily operations.
In much the same way, steering an organization...
Spotlight on Billy Simmons
Team Member Since 1983
Latest Achievement: Retirement
Not every career starts off with a clear plan. Some staff members begin work with us hoping to commit their lives to public service. Some intend on using the opportunity as a stepping stone while seeking other work.
One such employee is Billy Simmons, Water Production Superintendent, who recently retired from the BGJWSC after 35 years with the agency. “I was a union pipe fitter and crane operator and got laid...
Spotlight on Angela Walker
Team Member Since: August 25, 2014
Latest Achievement: Bachelor of Psychology
Mrs. Angela Walker recently graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Psychology. The field of psychology is designed to teach students a deeper understanding of human behavior and mind. A degree in psychology proves Mrs. Angela has specialized knowledge in problem solving and an understanding of human interaction. These type of skills are universal and can be applied in...
Spotlight on Frances Wilson
Team Member since May, 2008
Latest Achievement: Completion of Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission honors and recognizes the hard work and achievements of its staff. Deserving special recognition are those staff members that choose to continue higher education at the collegiate level while still maintaining full-time hours at work. One such staff member is Frances Wilson. Frances recently completed her...
Spotlight on Matt Lane
Team Member since July 11, 2016
Latest Achievement: Class III Water Operator License
Matt Lane grew up in Brunswick, attended Glynn Academy and pursued a biology degree with a concentration in coastal ecology from the College of Coastal Georgia before changing course and spending eight years in law enforcement. “Life came at me pretty fast after college and I started to feel a strong desire to give back to my local community instead of moving out of town to pursue a career...
Staff Spotlight on Dana Read
Team Member since August 13, 2007
With ‘veterans preferred’ appearing so often on job descriptions these days, it’s easy to recognize that the U.S. workforce benefits from the experience, technical skill sets, honesty, integrity and self-discipline exhibited by those that have bettered themselves by the challenges of serving in the Armed Forces. Presently, the Joint Water & Sewer Commission employs 138 staff. Twenty five are active duty military service...
As part of our ongoing efforts to meet or exceed the minimum requirements for emergency preparedness, the BGJWSC has recognized the need to commit ourselves to the goal of 100% participation in FEMA training. The FEMA Independent Study Program is an internet-based self-paced series of courses that cover all aspects of all-hazards incident response. At the present time, there are 199 courses, with subjects ranging from how resources are distributed during a disaster, the process to apply for individual...
Staff Spotlight on Timothy Ransom
Team Member since March 26, 1984
Latest Achievement: 30 Years of Service
Timothy Ransom, the Planning & Development Coordinator for the Planning & Construction Division of the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission, recently celebrated thirty years of employment with us. Twenty-four years of that service was spent with Glynn County government prior to the creation of the BGJWSC in 2008. He has held various positions within local government,...
Staff Member since May, 2011
Latest Achievement – Waste Water Operator II
“Most days I find myself taking samples at the Academy Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, making sure that the product that we treat is not polluted or contaminated in such a way as to be detrimental to the process of plant operations. The output of our process, the effluent, is almost drinking-water quality by the time it reaches the river.”