The Flint River Trails Master Plan

FRT Sign-Master-Plan

May 2018 Update The Flint River Trails Masterplan was developed in 2016 to take a comprehensive look at the potential of developing a countywide (and even multi-county) trail system. Not just a stand-alone trail, but a network of interconnected trails for a variety of users including runners, walkers, cyclists, equestrians, mountain bikes and non-motorized boaters.…

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Kevin Sproul

Sheriff Kevin Sproul

Sheriff Kevin Sproul began his law enforcement career with the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office on September 8, 1982. He served in nearly every division of the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Sproul worked with children and teenagers in Southwest Georgia teaching character education programs to over 16,300 students in the Dougherty County School System. He holds an…

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Michael J. Persley

Michael J. Persley

Michael J. Persley was promoted to the rank of Chief on May 23, 2015, and assumed the duties of being the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the City of Albany.  He has been employed with the Albany Police Department for 24 years and has held numerous positions within

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Rashelle Beasley

Rashelle Beasley joined the CVB team as Welcome Center Manager in July of 2008 and was promoted to Director in 2013.  She helped the Albany CVB open Plantation Trace’s first Level 5 Regional Visitor Information Center at the Bridge House. She has successfully completed

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Rachelle Bitterman

Rachelle Bitterman recently retired from the Albany Araa Chamber of Commerce after 16 years as director of communications where she was in charge of marketing and communications for the Chamber as well as the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau and the

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Jacquelyn Teemer

Jacquelyn Teemer is the Business Development Manager/Interim Downtown Manager for the City of Albany. As a native of Albany, Jacquelyn’s career goal has been to bring economic opportunities to a progressive community by incorporating an asset-based approach

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Marvin B. Laster

Mike Laster

For more than 20 years, Marvin B. Laster has been involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs, working with youth in local communities. A 2000 honor graduate of Albany State University and 2012 honor graduate of Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics,

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Spencer Lee

Spencer Lee

Spencer Lee is currently a practicing attorney in Albany and has served as County Attorney for the Board of Commissioners of Dougherty County since 1979.  Throughout his career, he has involved himself in nearly every facet of our community. For the last twenty years,

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Paul Forgey

Paul Forgey has served as Director of Planning, Development Services and Code Enforcement for the City of Albany and Dougherty County since the fall of 2012. His prior experience includes nearly 17 years as Planning Director and Historic Preservation Planner for the

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Christopher Cohilas

Christopher Cohilas is Chairman if the Dougherty County Board of Commissioners and an attorney. He is a partner at the law firm Watson Spence LLP. He is an avid mountain biker. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Georgia in 1999,

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