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County is looking for residents to serve on a number of boards
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The Bryan County Board of Commissioners is encouraging residents to get involved in their community by applying to serve on a number of county boards. Several boards have vacancies and the commission wants to fill those seats for 2010.

"I know it’s time involvement and everybody is busy, but it’s important – we just have to have citizen involvement," said Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed. "Many of these boards recommend items to the commission and we respect their input. It’s critical to how we get our job done."

Burnsed said the people who serve on county boards also gain from the experience.

"They get an opportunity to learn some real elements of how the county operates. When you talk to most of the people serving on these boards they’ll tell you. Some of them have been there a long time and they enjoy serving. And we are appreciative of their service."

Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones said individuals who volunteer their time and get involved help county officials do a better job of serving the community.

Jones said residents interested in serving Bryan County "in some capacity" should provide the county a brief resume outlining their background and experiences. Resumes can be mailed to the attention of Jones at the Bryan County Board of Commissioners office, P.O. Box 430, Pembroke, GA 31321.

"If you have a preference for a particular board, specify the board of your choice," Jones said. "The commissioners would like to compile a list of residents interested in serving the community and as vacancies occur, select persons from that list to fill positions."

The county listed the following boards on which residents may serve: Tax Assessor Board, Board of Equalization (appointed by the Grand Jury), Development Authority Board, Department of Family and Children’s Services Board, Health Board, Library Board, Middle Coastal Georgia Unified Development Board, Planning and Zoning Board, Family Connections Board, RCD Council, Impact Fee Board and various boards that come under the umbrella of the Georgia Regional Development Center.

For more information, call 653-3819.

- staff report


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