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New Chairman, D3 Member join two re-elected to MWA

May 21, 2014 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


Newly elected MWA Chairman Sam Hart (right) will take office in January.

As a result of the election on May 20, the Macon Water Authority has a new Chairman and District 3 Member, while two other district Members were re-elected to the Board.

Sam Hart, former Chairman of the Bibb County Board of Commissioners prior to consolidation, won the county-wide election for Chairman of the MWA. In January, he will be sworn in to follow Dr. Kirby Godsey as Chairman. Dr. Godsey has been filling the unexpired term of the late Frank Amerson, following the former Chairman’s death in September of 2012.

Another newcomer to the MWA Board is District 3 Board Member Dwight Jones. Jones won the special election to fill the seat vacated by Steve Rickman, who resigned to run for MWA Chairman. Jones, who will be sworn in on June 5th to begin his service on the Board, has professional experience in real estate investments, developments, and general contracting.

Finally, incumbent District 1 Board Member Dorothy “Dot” Black and incumbent District 4 Member Frank Patterson won their bids for re-election, though Patterson ran unopposed for his seat on the MWA Board.

Patterson has represented District 4 citizens for 10 years, most recently as Vice Chairman of the Authority Board. Black, a retired educator, has 18 years of experience on the MWA Board, including as the current Chairwoman of the Authority’s Finance and Pension Committees.

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
770-757-1681 (phone) (email)

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