Paris, Four Others Named to Consolidation Task Force

1:26 PM, Aug 23, 2012   |    comments
Outgoing State Senator Miriam Paris was named as one of the five community members added to the Macon-Bibb Consolidation Task Force.
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The final five members have been picked for the group tasked with overseeing the consolidation of Macon and Bibb County have been picked.

Rep. Nikki Randall, chair woman of the Bibb Delegation, announced the list Thursday. Ten of the 15 members are elected officials and appointed city and county officials. The other five were chosen from the community.

The list includes outgoing state senator Miriam Paris, who helped pass the legislation approved by voters July 31.

The rest of the list:

Bill Underwood, President of Mercer University; 

Pearlie Toliver, retired Vice President of Branch Banking and Trust Company & vice chair of the Macon Housing Authority Board; 

Roy Fickling, President of Fickling & Company;

and Jeffery Monroe, Partner-Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP.

Randall will lead the task force. Sen. Cecil Staton will serve as vice chair. 

These people are already on the task force due to their jobs:

Bibb County Chairman Sam Hart;

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert;

Elmo Richardson, chair of the Bibb County finance committee;

chair of the city of Macon finance committee, Tom Ellington;

Macon City Council President James Timley;

Macon Regional Chamber of Commerce President Leonard Bevill;

Macon Police Chief Mike Burns;

and Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena.

According to the news release, the new group is expected to meet within the next two weeks.

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