Currently, Commissioner Lamar Hudgins, District 1, is serving his 28th year on the Dougherty County Board of Commissioners. Serving in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1968 as a Construction Surveyor in an Engineering Battalion, Hudgins ran his own drafting and technical services firm, Lamar Hudgins and Associates, from 1978 to 1986. He later served as President of Southern D E, Inc. from 1986 to 2015. Since last year, he has worked as a Project Manager with LRA Constructors, Inc. Prior to then, he worked as a Project Manager for TriMark Strategic Equipment Company from 2015 to 2018. Hudgins attended Southern Technical Institute in Marietta, Ga., as well as Darton College. He graduated from the U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia with distinguished honors. He is a 1964 graduate of Baker County High School. Hudgins served on the Albany City Commission for more than two years. He is a 1989 graduate of GMA Leadership Institute for Municipal Elected Officials, and a 1991 graduate of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Certified County Commission Training Program. Appointed by former Governor Perdue to the Public Defender Supervisory Panel for the Dougherty County Judicial Circuit, he also served for five years on the Board of Managers of the ACCG, representing District 10. Hudgins has served as Treasurer of Christian Covenant Church for 32 years. He is past President of the Albany Rotary Club and former member of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission. He has been married to Wanda Lanier Hudgins for 55 years and they have two children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and baseball.