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RH resident appointed to state board
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Richmond Hill resident C. Leslie Murphy is one of the newest executive board members for Governor Sonny Perdue.

Perdue announced several executive appointments Friday, including Murphy who will serve as the First Congressional District representative for the Georgia Council for the Arts.

"The appointment will put me in a position as the local representative for the advisory board for the state council for the arts," Murphy said, noting she hasn’t found out much information about her role yet.

"It’s great to see people in this community getting involved in things," said Murphy’s husband Johnny. "This is my wife’s passion; she’ll do a great job."

The Georgia Council for the Arts funds and supports arts throughout the state, providing grants and services for non-profit arts and cultural organizations in an effort to make arts programming available to all residents, said Marshall Guest, deputy press secretary for Perdue.

Murphy is a corporate member of the Richmond Hill Historical Society and vice-president and chairman of the ways and means committee of Arts on the Coast.  She has served on the Chamber of Commerce and as a volunteer for the Bryan County Republican Party. Murphy and her husband are the co-owners of Richmond Hill Land and Realty Company.

The council advises the governor concerning methods and programs to stimulate the study and development of the arts as well as public interest and participation, Guest said.

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