Blake Manning serves as Operations Manager for the Crisp County Power Commission, coordinating and supervising the daily activities of powerline construction and maintenance crews, service personnel, and right-of-way maintenance crews. He is also responsible for short-range and long-range planning to ensure the efficient and dependable distribution of electric power to our customers.
A life-long resident of Crisp County and 1989 graduate of Crisp County High School, Blake began his career with Crisp County Power in September of 1990 as a Line Crew Groundman, working through the ranks as an Apprentice, Lineman, Journeyman Lineman, and Crew Leader before assuming his current role in October of 2020. He completed the Cordele Crisp Chamber of Commerce “Leadership Crisp” program in 2014 and volunteered annually with the Georgia Legislative Fish Fry at the Capitol in Atlanta. He serves on the South Georgia Technical College Electrical Lineworker Advisory Committee as well as Electric Cities of Georgia’s Training Center Sustainability Committee and Georgia Electric Municipal Safety Committee. Blake is also active in the Georgia Lineman Rodeo Association.