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Three Board Members Sworn Into Office

February 04, 2019 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.

Three Members of the MWA Board of Directors were sworn into office in January. They included (left to right): Vice-Chairman and District 4 Member Frank Patterson, newly elected District 1 Board Member Dr. Anissa Jones, and Chairman Sam Hart.

Prior to the January Meeting of the Macon Water Authority (MWA), three Board Members were sworn into office. Judge Sarah Harris administered the Oath of Office to each, which included Chairman Sam Hart, Vice-Chairman Frank Patterson, and newly elected District 1 Member Dr. Anissa Jones.

Dr. Jones is a Macon native and the first African-American Chiropractor in her home town. She has been practicing locally for more than 20 years, after receiving her B.S. in Biology from Fort Valley State University in 1994, and her Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in 1998. In addition, she also graduated with an MBA from Wesleyan College in 2005.

At the January Meeting, Chairman Hart and the MWA Board appointed Dr. Jones to Chair the Authority’s Personnel Committee, and likewise serve on the Board of Directors for Macon Soils and the Macon Water Alliance.

Sam Hart is beginning his second term as Chairman of the MWA, which is a county-wide office. He first was elected in 2014 to fill the open Chairman’s seat following the retirement of Dr. Kirby Godsey. Mr. Hart is the Executive Director of the Middle Georgia Center for Academic Excellence, Inc., which operates Educational Talent Search Programs and an Upward Bound Program. In addition, he is the President of S&V Education Systems Tutorial Center. Hart also served as the former Chairman of the Bibb County Commission prior to consolidation.

Vice-Chairman Frank Patterson was first elected as the District 4 Member of the MWA in 2004, so he is beginning his 15th year on the Board. Mr. Patterson is retired after working in local government for more than 35 years, the majority of which for Bibb County Government as the Assistant Director of the Tobesofkee Recreational Area. He also worked in the private sector as an inspector and project manager for Moreland Altobelli.

For the complete bios on these and all MWA Board Members, check out the “Learn More” link below.

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