Catoosa County commissioners last week voted to approve 11 appointments on six boards. The boards provide valuable services and offer citizens an opportunity to serve their community, officials said.
“It will keep me involved,” said outgoing commission chairman Bill Clark, who was appointed to the county’s Development Authority Board. “I’ll still be around, helping out.”
The boards serve various functions, taking votes and making recommendations to the commissioners. The Public Works/Solid Waste Management Authority oversees sewer projects, road paving jobs, and stormwater and drainage problems, according to Fort Oglethorpe City Council member Harold Silcox.
“We visit the sites, we look at bids in depth,” Councilman Silcox said. “Commissioners can’t always hit the road for all these projects. We make recommendations but they have the final say.”
Board members serve multiyear, staggered terms of three years or more.
Development Authority Board
* Bob Peck, Gateway and Trust Bank president, reappointed
* Scott Lybrand, local developer, reappointed
* Bill Clark, new
* Outgoing commissioner Jim Emberson, new
Tax Assessors Board
* Tony Henson, Ringgold businessman, reappointed
* Jim Clark, community activist, reappointed
Public Works/Solid Waste Management Authority
* Councilman Silcox, reappointed
* Jerry Hawthorne, Catoosa County builder, reappointed
* Randy Smith, reappointed
Regional Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
* Lana Duff, Angel Ambulance supervisor, reappointed
Northwest Georgia Regional Board Region 1 Mental Health
* Thomas Haynes, new