Troup County engineer becomes civil engineers branch president

Troup County engineer James Emery has been selected as the first president of the American Society of Civil Engineers' newly created South Metro branch.

The Troup County Board of Commissioners recognized Emery's achievement at their regular meeting Tuesday. Emery, who serves as county engineer and head of the roads and engineering department, was presented with a plaque.

"James continues to represent Troup County as a true professional and Troup County wants to bestow a special acknowledgment on his abilities and accomplishments as a civil engineer," County Manager Mike Dobbs said according to a county press release.

The American Society of Civil Engineers, or ASCE, represents more than 144,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide with nearly 400 local affiliates. Formed in 1852, the organization is the country’s oldest national engineering society and the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering technical content, according to the press release.