Richmond County Manager
G. Richard Sago, II, P.E. CEcD

The County Manager serves as Chief Executive Officer of Richmond County government, appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners, which sets policies and adopts ordinances that regulate Richmond County government.
In addition to carrying out the day-to-day administration of County Government, the County Manager is responsible for implementing policies established by the Board of Commissioners, coordinating the work of all County agencies, and representing the County in dealings with other governmental units and agencies.
The County Manager provides a clear vision of Richmond County Government’s purpose. The Manager’s duties include preparing the countywide recommended budget, recommending new and revised policies and programs to the Board of Commissioners, and implementing county programs and services in an effective and efficient manner.
Rick Sago began his employment in Richmond County in 1997 as County Engineer and Director of Community Services, a position he held until 2005. From 2005 until 2009 Sago served as Richmond County Director of Economic Development. In 2009 Sago was appointed by the Board of Commissioners as Richmond County Manager. Sago holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. In addition to being a Professional Engineer, he has achieved Certified Economic Developer status.