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.

2020 Government Affairs Task Force Members

  • Chair: Doug Jenkins, Georgia Power *
  • Vice-Chair: Paul Corley, Empire Communities *
  • Taylor Anderson, Blue Landworks
  • Kerry Armstrong, Pope & Land *
  • Senator Brandon Beach, North Fulton CID *
  • Stacey Blakely, TY Lin International
  • Chris Brady, CRA
  • JoAnn Chitty, Selig
  • Laurel David, Galloway Law Group *
  • Doug Dillard, Dillard Sellers *
  • Lee Duncan*
  • Al Edwards, C.E.R.M. *
  • Anna Foote, Little Five Points CID
  • Ashley Groome, McGuireWoods *
  • Joel Gross, Metro South CID
  • Ann Hanlon, Perimeter CIDs
  • Jennifer Harper, Clark Patterson Lee
  • Greg Hecht, Hecht Walker, P.C.
  • Peter Hortman, Thompson Engineering
  • Kimberly Hudgins, HNTB *
  • Rich Johnson, AT&T *
  • Steve Labovitz, Dentons*
  • Mark Lethbridge, Brown & Caldwell
  • Larry Liebross, Parkside Properties *
  • Andy Macke, Comcast *
  • BJ Martin, Pond *
  • Gerald McDowell, Aerotropolis CIDs *
  • Emory Morsberger, Gateway 85 CID *
  • Yasmine Murray, H.J. Russell & Co.
  • Tela Noreikas, Wood PLC
  • John Oliver, STV
  • Chris Owens, Landis Evans + Partners
  • Trey Ragsdale, Kaiser Permanente
  • Tracy Rathbone, Town Center CID *
  • Ann Rosenthal, ARC, Inc.
  • Chris Sanders, East Metro CID
  • Josh Scoggins, Miles Hansford & Tallant
  • Ellen Smith, Parker Poe*
  • Woody Snell, Lynwood Development *
  • Josh Trawick, McKim & Creed
  • Ethan Underwood, Miles Hansford & Tallant
  • Aaron Wadley, Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
  • John Wetherald, Russell Landscape Group
  • Matt Wilder, Pond
  • Kyle Williams, Williams Teusink *
  • Doris Willmer, Willmer Engineering *
  • Louis Young, Columbia Engineering *

* Indicates Council Board Members

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