UPDATE 9:10 p.m. on Feb. 7: The Board selected 24 persons to serve on the Stakeholder Committee. That list is HERE. The highlighted names are those selected.
The Oconee County Board of Commissioners tonight will select from–or accept all on–a list of 33 applicants for the Stakeholder Committee that will help develop a new Comprehensive Plan for the county.
The list includes five people currently holding a position on a citizen committee in the county, a county employee, and an unsuccessful candidate in the most recent election for the Board of Commissioners.
The list includes one person in real estate development, an engineer, a general contractor, two nurses, a farmer, a horse farm owner, and a number of people who listed their status as retired.
Ten women have applied for the Committee assignment.
Abe Abouhamdan, the head of the county’s Land Use and Transportation Planning Committee and an engineer, is on the list.
|Becky Moore Applying For Committee 1/31/2017|
So are Maria Caudill and Charles Hunt, both members of the Planning Commission. Caudill also is on the Land Use Committee.
Tammy Gilland, also a member of the Land Use Committee, applied for the Stakeholders Committee as well.
Ed Perkins, who is on the Industrial Development Authority, also has applied for the Stakeholder Committee. He served on the citizen committee 10 years ago when the last plan was produced.
J.R. Charles, county development director, has applied for the Stakeholder Committee.
So has Marcus Wiedower, who ran unsuccessfully for Post Two on the Board of Commissioners in a special election in November. He lists his occupation as project manager and general contractor.
Jim McGarvey, president of Friends of Calls Creek, which has fought a sewer line down the Creek, has applied.
So has Randy Jackson, who was vocal in opposing the proposed solar farm in the west of the county.
Goodloe Yancey IV was outspoken in the opposition to the Presbyterian Homes of Georgia rezone on U.S. 441.
Lisa Douglas, one of the organizers of the citizen group Positively Oconee, also has applied for the committee.
I created a spreadsheet of all applicants from the documents provided to me from the county. It is available HERE.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) in the Courthouse in Watkinsville.