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Metter Mayor Named to Census Committee
Friday, 16 October 2009

October 16--  The mayor of Metter, Billy Trapnell, is among those appointed to a state committee regarding the 2010 U.S. Census.

Governor Sonny Perdue today announced the members of the newly-formed Complete Count Committee, a commission that will educate and coordinate community awareness and action for the upcoming 2010 federal census. Business, government and community leaders from around the state have agreed to serve on the committee.

“I am very grateful of the efforts these leaders have committed to this important goal,” said Governor Perdue. “As census results determine congressional representation, grant allocations and state redistricting for a decade, it’s important for us to ensure every Georgian is represented in the upcoming census.”

The committee will be responsible for establishing a census education program that will motivate community residents to get involved and respond for more accurate census results.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Mike Beatty and Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Director Debra Lyons will serve as co-chairs of the committee.

The members of the committee are:

 

·        Mike Alexander, Chief of Research and Geographic Information Systems, Atlanta Regional Commission;

·        Derek Allen, Manager Policy Unit, Georgia Department of Corrections;

·        Spiro Amburn, Director of the Office of Legislative Services, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice;

·        Hays Arnold, Mayor, City of Thomaston;

·        Mike Beatty, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Community Affairs;

·        Renay Blumenthal, Senior VP of Public Policy Division, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce;

·        Bob Bryant, State Representative, District 160;

·        Courtney Burnett, External Affairs Specialist, Georgia Department of Education;

·        Allen Burns, Executive Director, Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia;

·        Consuelo Campbell, Director of Legislative Affairs and Constituent Services, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities;

·        David Casas, State Representative, District 103;

·        Tommy Clack, Manager – Conyers Division, Georgia Department of Veterans Service;

·        Mike Copeland, Associate Director of Field Services Department, Georgia Farm Bureau;

·        Burrell Ellis, CEO, DeKalb County;

·        Bill Floyd, President, Georgia Municipal Association, Mayor, City of Decatur;

·        Martha Gaynoe, Program Officer, Southeast Regional Office, Catholic Relief Services;

·        Mike Giles, Vice-President, Georgia Poultry Federation;

·        Judson Hill, State Senator, District 32, Chairman, Senate Reapportionment Committee;

·        Jon Howell, President and CEO, Georgia Health Care Association;

·        Khari Hunt, Assistant Commissioner, Georgia Department of Human Services;

·        Mike Jolley, Sheriff, Harris County;

·        Sandra Kinney, Research Manager for Data, Planning, and Research Services, Technical College System of Georgia;

·        Debra Lyons, Director, Governor’s Office of Workforce Development ;

·        Elizabeth “BJ” Mathis, Chair, Henry County Board of Commissioners;

·        Nealie McCormick, Chief of Police, City of Pelham, Chairman, Council on American Indian Concerns;

·        Jay Neal, State Representative, District 1;

·        BJ Pak, Partner, Schiff Hardin, LLP;

·        Conner Poe, Executive Director, Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia;

·        Teya Ryan, President and Executive Director, Georgia Public Broadcasting;

·        Valencia Seay, State Senator, District 34;

·        Dave Skelton, Vice President of Investment Operations, Gables Residential;

·        Tisha Tallman, President and CEO, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce;

·        Tim Thornton, Thornton Realty and Development;

·        Ricky Thrasher, Consultant in the Associational Missions Department, Georgia Baptist Convention;

·        ** Billy Trapnell, Mayor, City of Metter;

·        Bill Verner, VP Government Relations and Communications, Georgia EMC;

·        Neil Warren, Sheriff, Cobb County;

·        Maurice Watson, Pastor, Beulahland Bible Church;

·        Dr. Felita Williams, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning, Board of Regents;

·        Robert Williams, Chairman and Publisher, SouthFire Newspapers Group;

·        Dave Wills, Government Relations Manager, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia;

·        Mike Worley, Community Development Manager, Georgia Power;

·        Bob Young, President of Eagle Veterans Services LLC of Augusta, Former Regional Director for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

 
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