With a tie for the 2017 Leadership Award at the Silent Hero Awards, one of the recipients presented with the Leadership Award is Chief Landry Merkison of Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services. It is said that management does things right while leadership is doing the right things. Chief Merkison demonstrates that every day. He has served in his current position since 2013 but has been a firefighter for 24 years. He has advanced from rookie firefighter, hitting every rung along the way. He has restored transparency to his department and truly cares about his employees and community. He is a visionary and that gives him direction. He has built a strong and well respected department. Look on Facebook if you want to see what this Chief is up to …. You will be amazed at all that he does.