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Athens Clarke County Voting to Move Extension Office To Far Side of the County

Tuesday, August 2, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jennifer Addington
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Athens-Clarke County Extension Office

Possible Move to Cleveland Road Area

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Reminder: The Athens Clarke County Commission is considering moving the County Extension office from their current location on Broad St to a site off Cleveland Road.  There are very legitimate concerns that moving the office far out to the western side of the county will leave a large population undeserved. Some commissioners have suggested that residents on the east side of the county can easily hop on the loop to access the new office. If you've been in the Cleveland Rd. area recently you'll know that this isn't quite as simple as it's made out to be and that traffic in the area can be very heavy and slow. 

If you feel that the Extension office is better suited in it's current area, you are

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encouraged to reach out out to your ACC Commissioner or to the entire group as a whole.

Let them know that you moving Extension to the far reaches of the county is not acceptable and will make it more difficult for Extension to serve all residents of Athens-Clarke County. 

 I will submit comments on behalf of GGIA later this afternoon. An email is perfectly acceptable. A phone call is better and an in person visit is the best. 

For your reference, contact information for the Mayor and Commission is listed below. 

The Commission meets tonight at 7:00 pm at the Courthouse and this issue is on the agenda.
Click here for the county's documentation of the issue. 

Nancy Denson 

Mayor's Office
Title: Mayor
Phone: 706-613-3010; 706-548-2928 


Sharyn Dickerson 

Title: District 1 Commissioner
Phone: 706-613-2416


Harry Sims 

Title: District 2 Commissioner
Phone: 706-546-1683


Melissa Link 

Title: District 3 Commissioner
Phone: 706-372-3382



Jared Bailey 

Title: District 5 Commissioner
Phone: 706-338-9019


Allison Wright 

Title: District 4 Commissioner
Phone: 706-549-3518


Jerry NeSmith 

Title: District 6 Commissioner
Phone: 706-248-3547


Diane Bell 

Title: District 7 Commissioner
Phone: 706-548-0314


Andy Herod 

Title: District 8 Commissioner
Phone: 706-543-0281


Kelly Girtz 

Title: District 9 Commissioner
Phone: 706-369-9457


Mike Hamby 

Title: District 10 Commissioner
Phone: 706-338-3970




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