Newton County operates under a County Manager Form of Government, meaning employees report to an administrator for the day-to-day operations of the County. The County Manager reports to the elected Board of Commissioners who set policy and the budget for the County.
Jarvis Sims began his tenure as Interim County Manager in March of 2022. Sims brings more than 19 years of local government experience in various roles to Newton County. His previous employment was as Deputy Administrator for Augusta, Ga and prior to that as Interim Administrator with the city.