Meet the Envision Athens Steering Committee

By December 15, 2016News

A 38-member Steering Committee has been formed to guide the Envision Athens planning process. The group is representative of the community’s many diverse interests. The group had their kick- off meet at the beginning of November and will continue to meet regularly throughout the duration of the project. They will be helping to guide the substantive parts of the process as well as helping to spread the word and inviting people to get involved. The group has formed two sub-teams responsible for outreach and communications to ensure that everyone in Athens-Clarke County has the chance to get involved and have their voice heard.

Meet the committee members:


Caroline Angelo
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Athens Technical College
33 years in community



Erin Barger
Vice President of Programs, Action Ministries, North Georgia
7.5 years in community



Heather Benham
Executive Director, Athens Land Trust
17 years in community


Alejandra Calva
Community Relations Manager, UGA-Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute
3 years in community



Lenn Chandler
Electric Utility Vice President, Georgia Power Company, Athens
Works in community



Dr. Andrea Daniel
President, Athens Technical College
Works in community



Linda E. Davis
Adjunct Instructor, Athens Technical College
(Representing Clarke Co. School District)
38 years in community



Sharyn Dickerson
Environmental Consultant, Sharyn Dickerson & Associates, LLC
(Representing Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia)
48 years in community



Susan Dodson
Director of External Relations, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
9 years in community



Doc Eldridge
President/CEO, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
64 years  in community



Dodd Ferrelle
Account Representative, Hagemeyer North America
(Representing City of Winterville)
24 years in community



Broderick Flanigan
Visual Artist, Flanigan’s Portrait Studio
26 years in community



Houston Gaines
Student Body President, University of Georgia
21 years in community



Bob Googe
Owner, Jittery Joe’s Coffee
18 years in community



Mike Hamby
Office cleaning business
(Representing Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia)
28 years in community



Diana Hartle
Librarian, University of Georgia
25 years in community



Ann Hunter
IT Specialist, USDA-ARS-AFM-EBSC-IT Branch
17 years in community



Marty Hutson
CFO, St. Mary’s Healthcare System
9 years in community



Charia Johnson
Visual Merchandiser, Banana Republic
44 years in community


Richie Knight

HW Creative Marketing
7 years in community



Wilson Lattimore

Pastor, Chestnut Grove Baptist Church
32 years in community



Roswell Lawrence, Jr.

Assistant to the VP for Finance and Administration &
Director of Client Relations, University of Georgia
10 years in community



Deborah Lonon

Attorney, Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County
18 years in community



Dean Mannheimer

Banker, Athens First Bank and Trust
(Representing Athens Area Chamber of Commerce)
18 years in community



Alison Bracewell McCullick

Director of Community Relations, University of Georgia
33 years in community



Humberto Mendoza

Auto Mechanic
17 years in community



Catherine Neace

Co-owner, Barberitos Downtown Athens
32 years in community



Emily Nicholos

Director of Community Impact, United Way of Northeast Georgia
6 years in community



Caroline Paris Paczkowski

Director of Communications– School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia
9 years in community



Rick Parker

Executive Director/President, Athens Housing Authority
27 years in community



Nakia Payne

Homemaker
12 years in community



Michele Pearson

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments
(Representing Athens Housing Authority)
35 years in community



Dr. Charles Peck

President and CEO, Piedmont Athens Regional Health System
Works in community



Whit Richardson

Owner, Tazikis Cafe
(Representing United Way)
2 years in community



Danny Riddle

Maintenance Mechanic, Athens Housing Authority
Lifetime in community



Johnelle Simpson

Great Promise Partnership/Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Clarke County School District
5 years in community



Barbara Sims

Recruitment Coordinator, All God’s Children Adoption Agency; Radio Personality, WXAG
19 years in community



Xernona Thomas

Elementary Principal, Clarke County School District
47 years in community

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