Here, Deputy Director Mark Pentecost and Executive Director Katherine Eddins present Jared with a plaque in recognition of his contributions to the Land Trusts success.

Jared Williamson, who worked as administrative assistant at the Alabama Land Trust office in Piedmont since January of 2008, is leaving the Land Trust team to join the Engineering Department at the State of Alabama Department of Transportation. His wife, Jamie M. Williamson, is joining the staff as administrative assistant.

Jared, who has experience in civil engineering, drafting and surveying, will work out of the Oneonta DOT office, covering all of Blount, Walker and Marshall counties.

Jared and Jamie live in North Gadsden with their daughters Kami Ray, almost 2, and Kensie, 3 months.

The administrative assistant position serves the Alabama Land Trust and Georgia Land Trust in maintaining essential files and records on conservation easements, monitoring and management, in addition to assorted other office duties.

The staff of ALT and GLT gathered June 3 to wish Jared well and welcome Jamie with a dinner in their honor.