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TSPLOST Review Panel Named
Tuesday, 05 February 2013

February 5-- House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today announced the appointment of the following individuals to the Citizens Review Panel for the Heart of Georgia Altamaha special district:

·       Billy Trapnell, Metter—Trapnell is the Mayor of Metter. He attended Georgia Southern College. He also served on the Regional Transportation Roundtable, the body which developed the transportation project list that will be funded by the Heart of Georgia special district transportation sales and use tax that voters approved in November. He and his wife, Yvonne, have three children and five grandchildren.

·       Kathryn Fisher, Cochran— Fisher serves as the Executive Director of the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce. In her role, she manages all the financial responsibilities for the chamber and the Economic Development Authority. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and her education certification from Georgia College. She is married to Joe Fisher.

·       Roy Herrington, Baxley— Herrington is the owner and president of Thompson’s Farm Supply, Inc. He attended the Marsh Business College in Atlanta. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Appling County Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Baxley Kiwanis Club. He previously served on the Georgia Department of Transportation Board. He and his wife have three children.

The Transportation Investment Act of 2010 established a Citizens Review Panel for each special district which approved the Special District Transportation Sales and Use Tax. Each Citizens Review Panel is charged with the review of the administration of projects and programs on the approved investment list for its special district.  For more information about the Transportation Investment Act of 2010, please click here.




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