The Council’s Government Affairs Task Force is a collection of Council members that assembles with every legislative session to discuss and identify critical issues at the state level.

Using a collective voice of leaders across the development industry equips the Council with a united front with which we can engage our state policy makers on issues that affect the ins and outs of the growth sector. This Task Force is an incredible members-only benefit that provides an opportunity to get insight from our members’ companies and get involved in how the Council advocates of their behalf at the state level.

2022 Government Affairs Task Force Members

  • Chair: Rob Ross, Kimley-Horn and Associates *
  • Vice-Chair: Ellen Smith, Parker Poe*
  • Taylor Anderson, Blue Landworks
  • Kerry Armstrong, Pope & Land *
  • Michelle Arrington, Verizon Wireless
  • Brandon Baines, Its’ Already Sold
  • Senator Brandon Beach, North Fulton CID *
  • Whitney Blanco, Sheffield & Whit Corporation
  • Chris Brady, CRA
  • Kelley Brown, CBRE *
  • Stacey Chapman, CROFT & Associates
  • JoAnn Chitty, Selig
  • Chris Cole, ResiBuilt Homes
  • Aaron Comer, Parrish Construction Group
  • Paul Corley, Empire Communities *
  • Fred Daniels, Citizens Trust Bank *
  • Laurel David, Galloway Law Group *
  • Doug Dillard, Dillard Sellers *
  • Lee Duncan *
  • Al Edwards, CERM *
  • JD Espana, Piedmont Residential
  • Howard Franklin, Ohio River South
  • Joel Gross, Metro South CID
  • Ann Hanlon, Perimeter CIDs *
  • Jennifer Harper, Clark Patterson Lee
  • John Harpring, Planners & Engineers Collaborative
  • Gee Harvey, Cotter Properties & Development
  • Greg Hecht, Hecht Walker, P.C.
  • Peter Hortman, Thompson Engineering
  • Kimberly Hudgins, HNTB *
  • Rich Johnson, AT&T *
  • Jamie Keown, S&ME
  • Colleen Kiernan, MARTA
  • Matt Kraczon, PGAL, Inc.
  • Steve Labovitz, Dentons *
  • Jennifer Larosa, McGuireWoods Consulting *
  • Mark Lethbridge, Brown & Caldwell
  • Larry Liebross, Parkside Properties *
  • Andy Macke, Comcast *
  • BJ Martin, Pond *
  • Matthew McCormack, Reeves Young *
  • Gerald McDowell, ATL Airport CIDs *
  • Kim Menefee, Cumberland CID *
  • Kevin Middlebrooks, Hazen & Sawyer, P.C.*
  • Ryan Milsap, BlackHall Studios
  • Emory Morsberger, Gateway 85 CID *
  • Yasmine Murray, H.J. Russell & Co.
  • Kevin Norton, Empire Communities
  • Paul Oh, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • Sam Olens, Dentons
  • John Oliver, Axis Infrastructure
  • Trey Ragsdale, Kaiser Permanente
  • Tracy Rathbone, Town Center CID *
  • Ted Rinehart, CERM
  • Malaika Rivers, Chamblee Doraville CID *
  • Chris Sanders, East Metro CID
  • Fawn Sheffield, Sheffield & Whit Corporation
  • Josh Scoggins, Miles Hansford & Tallant
  • Woody Snell, Lynwood Development *
  • Tracy Styf, Town Center CID *
  • Michael “Sully” Sullivan, ACEC *
  • Josh Trawick, McKim & Creed
  • Ethan Underwood, Miles Hansford & Tallant
  • John Wetherald, Russell Landscape Group
  • Mae Whiteside, CKL Engineers
  • Matt Wilder, Pond
  • Kyle Williams, Williams Teusink *
  • Doris Willmer, Willmer Engineering
  • Louis Young, Columbia Engineering *

* Indicates Council Board Members

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