County Clerk

The County Clerk and her designee record and maintain minutes and records of all accounts, orders and proceedings of the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners. These minutes and records are readily available for review and inspection by the citizens. Also provides administrative support for the County Administrator, Board of Commissioners, and other County Department Heads. The County Clerk conducts the affairs of this office as a public trust in the best interest of Emanuel County citizens. 

Harriett S. Lawson Background

Professional Experience: From 1974 to present, Harriett has worked part-time in several family-owned and public businesses having clerical, accounting and payroll duties. She began employment with Emanuel County Board of Commissioners in a full-time clerical position on August 15, 1977. Prior to 1986, she served as an Assistant County Clerk before being promoted to County Clerk in 1986 until present. 

Civic and Community: As a lifelong resident of Swainsboro, Harriett is the daughter of Billie L. Scott and the late Harry W. Scott. She has previously served as a member of the Swainsboro Shrine Club Ladies Auxiliary, Swainsboro Ladies Golf Association, and Swainsboro Golf and Country Club Board Secretary. She currently serves as an Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home Volunteer and Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home Family Council Treasurer. 

Education: After attending Emanuel County Schools through the fifth grade, Harriett attended David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore, Georgia. After graduating with honors, she attended East Georgia State College.