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Thursday May 26th, 2016 3:09AM

Deal names 4 to regional commissions in Gainesville, Athens

By Ken Stanford Reporter
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
Molly Howard

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
Norma Nunez-Cortes

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.

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