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County recruiting for boards, authorities
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Liberty Countians interested in playing a greater role in their government have opportunities to apply for seats on five boards to which the county commissioners are seeking to make appointments.
Applications are being accepted for the Liberty County Development Authority, the Regional Development Commission’s board of directors, the Department of Family and Children Services board, the Liberty County Fire Authority and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee.
County Administrator Joey Brown said, “Service on these boards offers a tremendous opportunity for citizens to involve themselves in helping to make a difference in a particular program area of interest.”
The commission is required to make appointments to the various boards and committees as required by state or local statue.
State Rep. Al Williams will end a four-year term on the LCDA in January. He is eligible for reappointment.
There is a possibility that another appointee will be needed for the development authority, depending on the resolution of the request from member Graylan Quarterman for a leave of absence.
When the commission took up the request, a motion to grant the leave was defeated, and a motion to deny the leave was also defeated, leaving the matter in limbo.
The commissioners already have in hand applications from which to name a successor to Dr. Chris Vaughn who resigned from the hospital authority. Another member, Durand Standard, plans to resign, which will mean another round of applications for the hospital authority will be needed.
Citizens interested in being considered for appointments must complete a form which is available in the commission office, Room 201 of the county annex building. For more information, call 8876-2164.
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