image Harold F. Reheis
Joe Tanner & Associates
Harold Reheis is a specialist in governmental and regulatory affairs for Joe Tanner & Associates and is nationally known for his expertise in environmental protection matters.
draws on 32 years of experience in Georgia government and two years as a consulting engineer.
He served in appointed state government positions under Governors Miller, Barnes and Perdue.
Harold Reheis was the Director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources from 1991 to 2003.
In this position, he managed all state environmental programs covering air and water quality, safe drinking water, water resource allocation, solid and hazardous waste, erosion and sedimentation control, radiation control, mine reclamation, underground storage tanks, groundwater protection, and the State Geologic Survey.
supervised a staff of more than 850 people and administered an annual budget of $80 million.
Starting as an environmental engineer in 1969, Harold Reheis rose to become manager of all of Georgia 's water quality control programs from 1976 to 1981.
In 1981 - 1983, he supervised staff and managed projects and developed new business for one of Georgia 's largest consulting engineering firms.
In late 1983, he returned to Georgia EPD to manage the hazardous and solid waste programs, then served as EPD's deputy director from 1984 to 1991.
served as one of the Alternates
for Governors Barnes and Miller in the interstate water compact negotiations among Georgia , Alabama and Florida . He
was involved in the drafting and facilitating through the Georgia General Assembly most of the environmental legislation passed from 1985 through 2003.
tireless service to Georgia and his
leadership and diplomacy in resolving complex environmental issues, Harold Reheis
was named Georgia Trend magazine's
"Georgian of the Year" in January 2001.
He is a member of the Water Environmental Federation, the Air and Waste Management Association, and others.
He received a Masters of Environmental Engineering degree from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia , South Carolina and North Carolina . He
wife Diane reside in DeKalb County.