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New economic council members
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The Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council will see a few new faces on its council. CREDC recently added two more seats to the 10-person council, which works to attract and retain industry, business and general economic development in the county and city.

In recently approved revised bylaws, Rockdale County will be able to appoint one more person, bringing their appointed seats to four. The Rockdale County Development Authority, which contributed more funds to the recent hiring of the CREDC executive director, also added another seat, bringing their appointed seats to two.

Rockdale County has four seats (Commissioner Oz Nesbitt, recently appointed members Mike Houchard and Sharon Mathis, and one seat to be appointed), the City of Conyers has three seats (Mayor Randy Mills, Councilman Vince Evans, Roland Vaughn), the Rockdale County Development Authority has two (Gerald Rakestraw, Rick Simons), Rockdale Medical Center has one (CEO Deborah Armstrong), Rockdale County Public Schools has one (Brad Smith) and the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce has one seat.

Danny Stone of Snapping Shoals EMC, the Chamber’s appointed member, recently resigned from CREDC citing personal reasons. Stone will be taking over organizing duties for the  Chamber’s Leadership Rockdale program, replacing Tim Baker. T. Pat Cavanaugh, The News’ Publisher and this year’s Chamber Chairman, will replace Stone on CREDC.

Mike Sullivan, who had been appointed by the county, resigned from his CREDC seat but remains the Chairman of the Development Authority. Insurance agent and 20 year resident of Rockdale Sharon Mathis, of Insurance Associates Atlanta, was approved by the Board of Commissioner to replace Sullivan on CREDC.