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Governor appointments Albanian to Board of Community Affairs

July 17, 2003

Atlanta, GA - Governor Sonny Perdue announced Thursday that Gregg W. Jones would represent the Second Congressional District for the Board of Community Affairs.

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) operates state and federal grant programs, serves as the lead agency in housing finance and development, promulgates building codes to be adopted by local governments, provides comprehensive planning, technical and research assistance to local governments, and serves as the lead agency for the state's solid waste reduction efforts.

The Board also serves as Board of Directors for three related department activities: the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority (GHFA), GHFA Affordable Housing, Inc., and GHFA Economic Development, Inc. Day-to-day management of DCA is provided by Commissioner Mike Beatty.

Gregg W. Jones, 40, is currently the owner and president of Albany Travel Agency, Inc. He is involved in numerous organizations including the American Society of Travel Agents, Cruise Lines International Association, University of Georgia Alumni Association, Albany Rotary Club, Albany Chamber of Commerce, and the National Federation of Independent Business.

He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Georgia. Jones and his wife, the former Jami Green, have one son and are active in St. Theresa's Church in Albany.

Here are the other board members who were appointed:

Alva J. Hopkins, III, 50, Folkston, 1st Congressional District
N.L. Yates, Jr., 60, Dublin,  3rd Congressional District
Samuel S. Olens , 46, Marietta,  6th Congressional District
Hugh Brewster Williamson, III, 49, Monroe,  9th Congressional District Bebe A. Heiskell , 64, Chickamauga, 10th Congressional District
John Wesley Rakestraw , 45, Dallas , 11th Congressional District
George L. DeLoach , 62, Waynesboro , 12th Congressional District

posted at 4:35PM by dave.miller@walb.com