CONYERS -- The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners filled volunteer appointments to six county boards at its Tuesday meeting.
The following appointments were approved by the board:
-- Library Board of Trustees: Attorney John Nix was reappointed to a three-year term. Attorney Gary Washington, a former candidate for Superior Court judge, was appointed to fill the seat formerly held by Superior Court Judge David Irwin, who was not eligible for reappointment.
-- Planning Commission: The BOC voted to appoint Jerry Shepperd, a local business man and former candidate for the Post 1 seat on the BOC, to fill an expired term.
-- Parks and Recreation: Two vacant positions on the Parks and Recreation Board were filled with the appointments of Eddie Shirey, a cyclist and president of the Conyers-Rockdale Bicycle and Trail Coalition, and Valerie Sewell, a basketball coach at Johnson Park and Rockdale County High School.
-- Water and Sewerage Authority: There were four positions open on the Water and Sewerage Authority, but only three were filled. William Murraine and Darrell Thomas were reappointed to four-year terms. David Shipp was appointed to complete the balance of an unexpired term. A second unexpired term was left vacant after board members could not agree on a nomination. That appointment was deferred to a later meeting.
-- Animal Control Board: Three people were appointed to fill vacant three-year terms on the board -- Clement Brown and Merry Carol Houchard were reappointed, and Lori Todd was appointed.
-- Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful: Earl Wise, a banker, and Jessie Brown, a retiree and former owner of J.S. Walker & Associates, were appointed to serve two-year terms. Maryalyce Phillips was reappointed to another term.