ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed 23 people to regional commissions around the state, including two each to Gainesville- and Athens-based groups.
William S. Wade was reappointed to the Gainesville-based Georgia Mountains Regional Commission and Rex Farm was named to the board.
Deal also appointed Cary P. Fordyce and Wanda G. Creel to the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission, which is headquartered in Athens.
The complete list of appointments follows:
Northwest Georgia Regional Commission
James M. Coughlin
Georgia Mountains Regional Commission
William S. Wade (reappointment)
Rex Farmer (reappointment)
Three Rivers Regional Commission
Edward L. Bledsoe (reappointment)
Maggie V. Shook
Northeast Georgia Regional Commission
Cary P. Fordyce
Wanda G. Creel
Middle Georgia Regional Commission
Charles "Hill" Bentley (reappointment)
Charles F. Sims
Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission
River Valley Regional Commission
Noel W. Williams, Jr. (reappointment)
Margaret A. McGruther (reappointment)
Richard R. McCorckle, Sr.
Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission
Justin D. Franklin
Southwest Georgia Regional Commission
D. Courtney Brinson (reappointment)
David C. Mosely
Southern Georgia Regional Commission
Terri H. Lupo (reappointment)
Gary H. Strickland (reappointment)
W. Wesley Taylor (reappointment)
Coastal Regional Commission
Thomas J. Ratcliffe, Jr. (reappointment)
Linda A. Barker (reappointment)
Charles G. Wilson, Jr.