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Board of Directors
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Dr. Joseph B. Harris
Director (Term Expires December 31, 2017)
Dr. Joseph Belknap Harris: PhD Duke University; Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin; Past-Visiting Professor at NC State University, University of TN, Univ. of TX; Past Research Scientist USDA, Past-Instructor Biology and Chemistry, Young Harris College; MS, University of Georgia; AB Emory University; Member of the Wilkes County Historical Society; Past-Local President of Rotary International; Member Scientific Research Society of Sigma Xi; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Society Plant Physiologists; Past Editor & President, Midwest Microscopy Society; Author of more than forty scientific publications in the U.S. and Foreign Countries; Professional and Scientific lectures in U.S., Russia, China and Georgia; Committee Chairman Life-Learning in Retirement; Past VP of the Samuel Elbert Chapter & Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution; Chairman of the Board Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc; U. S. Army Veteran, Pacific Theater, World War II



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N. Walker Chewning
President

Graduate of Mercer University; Captain U. S. Army; Retired, Crown Central Petroleum Corp.; Past President Button Gwinnett Chapter GASSAR, Regional V.P. GASSAR, Chairman of the Historical Sites and Celebration Committee GASSAR; Chairman Kettle Creek Celebration Committee GASSAR; Senior President Allen Howard Society Children of the American Revolution, National Society Sons of the American Revolution; Grand Lodge of Georgia F.&A.M.; Vice President and Charter Member of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc.

Graduate of Mercer University; Captain U. S. Army; Retired, Crown Central Petroleum Corp.; Past President Button Gwinnett Chapter GASSAR, Regional V.P. GASSAR, Chairman of the Historical Sites and Celebration Committee GASSAR; Chairman Kettle Creek Celebration Committee GASSAR; Senior President Allen Howard Society Children of the American Revolution, National Society Sons of the American Revolution; Grand Lodge of Georgia F.&A.M.; Vice President and Charter Member of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc.

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John Davidson
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reasurer (Term Expires December 31, 2017)

B.A. Vanderbilt University History major. Master of Science in Accounting, University of Kentucky. Certified Public Accountant, Partner at Davidson, Arnold and Associates,LLP. Member Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc. John’s office is located just off the square around the corner from the Chamber of Commerce at 10 East Court Street, Washington, GA 30673

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Louis F. Ricciuti
Parliamentarian
Bachelor of Arts, Northeastern University; JD Degree Woodrow Wilson College of law; Past Member of Board of Directors of Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation; Vice Chairman, Washington Historic Preservation Commission;Past President Washington-Wilkes Art Association; Past Board Member Wilkes County Historical Committee; Attorney at Law, Private Practice; Member of the Board of Directors and Parliamentarian, Kettle Creek Battlefield Association,Inc.; U. S. Army Veteran

 

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David Chesnut (Term Expires Dec 31, 2017)
Erskine College; Bachelor of Arts, Oglethorpe University: JD, Emory University School of Law; 1964-1982: Asst. City Attorney, Judge: Doraville, GA.; 1982-1992: MARTA Board of Directors, 1987-1988 Chairman; MARTA Long-Range Planning Chairman; MARTA Development Committee Chairman; 1992-1996 Georgia Rail Passenger Authority, Chairman 1996; 1974-2003: Counsel to Development Authority of DeKalb County; 1982-2004 Special Counsel to DeKalb County Housing Authority and the Decatur Housing Authority; 1992 Chairman DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce; Georgia Chamber of Commerce, 1996-2007, Board of Directors; 1995 Chairman Georgia Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Tour; Erskine College and Seminary: 2010-2011 Board of Trustees Past President: Alumni Association; Charter Member and Chaplain of Washington-Wilkes Chapter GASSAR; Member Board of Directors, Charter Member of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc. Three-Year Term



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William D. deGolian
Ex Officio

JD University of Georgia School of Law; Bachelor of Arts Degree, Princeton University; Attorney at Law, Johnson and Ward Law firm, Atlanta; Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; Volunteer, Atlanta Lawyers Association; Member of the Georgia and American Bar Association; Lawyer Foundation of Georgia; Instructor, Emory School of Law; Captain United States Naval Reserve; Board and Charter Member of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc

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Betty Slaton (Term Expires December 31, 2018)
Past Chairman of the Washington Historic Preservation Commission;Past Trustee of the Mary Willis Library and Bartram Trail Library System;Member and Past Chairman of the CSRA RC Historic Advisory Board; Former Member of Georgia National Register Review Board; Member of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation; Registrar and Past Regent of the Kettle Creek Chapter NSDAR; Retired Georgia Educator; Registrar Fort James Chapter, Colonial Dames of XVII Century; Member of the Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia; Member and Past President of the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation; Recipient of the Martha Washington Medal National Society Sons of the American Revolution; Member Board of Directors and Charter Member of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc.

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Emory Allen Burton

(Term Expires Dec 31, 2018)

Graduate of Georgia Military College; Masters of Business, University of Georgia; Master of Business Administration, New York Institute of Technology; Master of History & Arts, Old Dominion University; Retired Lt. Col. U.S. Army; Professor of American History, Augusta State University; Charter Member of the Washington-Wilkes Chapter GASSAR; Member, Board of Directors Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc.

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Kerry McAvoy (Term expires Dec 31, 2019)
President-Owner of Wood Specialty Co. of Washington, Georgia;Wilkes County District 3 Commissioner; Charter Member of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc. Past president of Kiwanis International, past board member of Wills Memorial Hospital

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James Larry Wilson (Term Expires in 3 Years Dec 31, 2018)
Bachelors in Mathematics, University of Utah; Masters in Library Science – Computer Science Emphasis, Arizona State University, Sixth Year Degree in Educational Leadership (Administration), Clemson University. Retired Elbert County Math Teacher; President, Elbert County Georgia Educational Association; Master teacher and Peer Evaluator for the State of Georgia Department of Education; Past Regional Vice-President, GASSAR, Past President of the Elbert Co. Historical Society; and Member Board of Directors, Elbert Co. Historical Society; Member, Steering Committee, Preservation Elberton Armory Auditorium and Author and Responsible Initiator for 1.75 Million Dollars; Past State Registrar, GASSAR (6 years) and current President Samuel Elbert Chapter GASSAR . Initiator of the new Washington-Wilkes Chapter

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Anne Floyd Ex Officio B.A., art history, Hollins College (now University), Roanoke, Virginia; M.A., American History and Museum Studies, Cooperstown Graduate Programs, State University of New York at Oneonta. Present position, 24 years, Director of Local Government Services and Regional Historic Preservation Planner, CSRA Regional Commission, Augusta, GA. Contracted through the RC to conduct historic preservation activities with the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources; also prepares and administers federal and state grants for CSRA governments in 13 counties. Prior experience, 10 years, Director, Coastal Georgia Historical Society and its St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum, St. Simons Island, GA.  Board memberships:  Historic Augusta, Ex-Officio, Board of Trustees (1989-present) and member Endangered Properties Committee; Vice-President (2006-present) and Region 7 representative, Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions; Member and Immediate Past Curator, Augusta Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Member Board of Directors, Charter Member of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc.   Past Board member, Sacred Heart Cultural Center and Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society. 

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Charles Heard (Term Expires December 31, 2018)

Charles Heard was born in Wilkes County, Georgia July 9, 1938.
He graduated from Wilkes County public schools in 1956.  He began career with State Highway Department of Georgia later known as the Georgia Department of Transportation since reorganization in 1972.  Studied Civil / Highway Engineering and Surveying through home study curriculum.  Also attended evening classes at the University of Georgia.  Retired in 1990, accepted an appointment for six years to serve on the Elbert County Board of Tax Assessors.  Charles Heard Co-founded a land surveying partnership in 1993.  He met the requirements for license by the State of Georgia as a Professional Surveyor.

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Ruth Clements (Term expires December 16, 2019)
Ruth Clements has twenty years of successful negotiation and legal experience heading up the South Florida Water Management District’s land acquisition program resulting in over 65,000 acres being acquired for the joint/state Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) and spearheading the finalization of the Kissimmee River Restoration land acquisition which resulted in the acquisition of over 102,000 acres of land with less than 1% through condemnation.  Extensive knowledge of Real Estate, Land Use, Contract, Open Government and Public Records Laws.  Led Staff of over 50 while managing annual budget in excess of $100 million. Oversaw management of all South Florida Water Management Lands.  Routinely presented to and advised nine member District Governing Board. Interacted with local, state, and federal authorities including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Interior.  Professional Experience: Caldwell Pacetti Edwards Schoech & Viator (attorney, licensed in Florida), South Florida Water Management District (Deputy Dept. of Director of Land, Director of Land, Chief Real Estate Specialist, Section Leader

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Darla Arlene Wilson
Past -Secretary Ex Officio
Bachelor of Music Violin Performance; Bachelor of Science Elementary Education, University of Colorado; Violin Soloist for many organizational activities;, Lead Teacher and Peer Evaluator for the State of Georgia Department of Education; Retired Elementary Teacher; Past President Elbert County Historical Society; Chairman Georgia Trust Ramble in Elberton; Secretary of the Elbert County Historical Society; Member, Elbert County Historical Society Board of Directors; Recipient SAR Color Guard Camp Followers Certificate and Pin; Co-teacher Genealogy Workshop Elbert County Library; Member Board of Directors, Charter Member and Secretary of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc

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Thomas Milne Owen
Past-Treasurer 
 (Term Expires 2016)
Bachelor of Science, University of California at Los Angeles; Graduate of the OSHA Institute, Chicago, Illinois; AA Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California; Past President Owen Land LLC; Past-Treasurer, Georgia Advertising and Engraving, Inc.; Retired, Regional Risk Manager Ford Motor Company; Division Safety Engineer Ford Motor Company, U.S., Canada and Mexico; Vice President Southern Traditional Classics; Professional Credential Member American Society Safety Engineers; Black Belt Certified Safety Engineering; Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer, Kettle Creek Battlefield Association Inc; State Genealogist and Board Member, Georgia State Society Sons of the American Revolution; Charter Member & Past-President of Washington-Wilkes Chapter SAR; Recipient of the NSSAR Meritorious Service Medal; USAF Veteran

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Donna Hardy (Term Expires 2014)

 

 

 

Ex-Offio Board Members

(Note: Ex officio members: superintendent of county schools; chair of local parent/teacher organization; chair of the appropriate committee, Chamber of Commerce; county school board chair; chair of the County Commissioners; chair or director of any appropriate charitable organization. These ex officio members shall not be voting members of the Board and their numbers will not be counted in determining the number required for a quorum or whether a quorum is present for a meeting )

Edward S.Anderson, SR. JD

Walt Andrae, Ed. D

Richard Bennion 

Marcia Campbell

Robert Davis

Bill deGolian, JD

Anne Floyd

Donna Hardy

David McClearen

Carolyn McGaughey

David Toburen

Darla Wilson

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