SPLOST Subcommittees


Chairperson: Fred Straub

The Finance Subcommittee works along with the County Finance Department to oversee that the revenues collected by the State are properly allocated to the SPLOST budget and monitors the subcommittees’ budgets. The committee and Finance Department publish the official quarterly SPLOST collection report containing the monthly collections and the debt service requirement.


Chairperson: Mike Houchard

The Transportation Subcommittee works with Rockdale County Department of Transportation to identify and make improvements to the roadways within the county including resurfacing and maintenance, widening and improvement projects.


Chairperson: Charles Staples

The Jail Subcommittee works as an advisory board for SPLOST projects dealing with public safety.  This committee, alongside the Sheriff’s Office, makes suggestions to the SPLOST Oversight Committee for allocation of funding to improve public safety projects.

Emergency Services and 911

Chairperson: Bill Hughey

The Emergency Services and 911 Subcommittee is in charge of making suggestions for improvement to the E-911 systems and Rockdale County Fire-Rescue to ensure the safety of the citizens of the county.

Parks and Recreation

Chairperson: Craig McCullough

The Parks and Recreation Subcommittee works with the County’s Recreation & Maintenance Department to use SPLOST funding for park improvement projects. These projects include facility renovations, landscaping projects and improvements to the trail system in Rockdale.


Chairperson: Chip Hatcher

The Water Subcommittee works along with Rockdale Water Resources to make improvements to the County water systems. The Water Subcommittee makes suggestions to the Oversight Committee for approval of projects to repair and replace pipes and to improve leakage problems with the water and sewerage systems.



The Communications Subcommittee works with the Community Affairs and Innovative Programs Department to communicate updates with the community about special projects and SPLOST updates.

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