Retiring Family Connection Director Nancy Stites Honored at County Commission Meeting

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From left, Commissioners Chris Gaines and Sharon Fausett, Chairman Billy Thurmond, Nancy Stites, Commissioner Emory Dooley and Commissioner Tim Satterfield (Photo by

by Bill Johnson

Prior to the voting session Thursday, the Board of Commissioners took time to honor Nancy Stites, retiring director of Dawson County Family Connection, for her 15 years of service to that organization and to the community.

Family Connection is a partnership of organizations working with families to research the needs of children and families in the community, and work together to address those needs.

Dawson County Family Connection partners include the Dawson County School System, Dawson County and Dawsonville City Government, Sheriff’s Office and Dawson County School System.

County Commissioner Chris Gaines said, “It is extremely clear Nancy has a passion for serving others. Nancy’s fingerprints are found throughout the whole community and various organizations and in the lives of a lot of people. Thank you for your commitment to the people that are here. Enjoy your retirement.”

Commissioner Sharon Fausett said, when I think of you, Nancy, it’s that you are kind. That is missing so much in our society. A kind heart and a gorgeous smile can change lives and touch hearts. That’s what you have done. You’re going to be missed but we appreciate you.”

Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a Georgia Forestry Commission Cooperative Purchasing and Memorandum of Understanding and staggered terms of appointment for Members of the Industrial Building Authority.

Commissioners voted to add a third item to the agenda –the naming of the main room at the Pauline Stephens Ivey Senior Center the Betty Anne Looper Bagley room. The Board then gave its unanimous approval.

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