ATLANTA — Three familiar faces from Clayton and Henry counties have been appointed to two state boards by Gov. Brian Kemp.

“I look forward to working with these highly-qualified individuals from across our state as we continue to reform state government and put people ahead of politics,” Kemp said in a press release. “Together, we will ensure Georgia’s best days are always ahead.”

State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia

♦ Artesius Miller is the superintendent of Utopian Academy for the Arts in Clayton County. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct professor of Education at Morehouse College.

The TCSG State Board is responsible for establishing standards, regulations and policies for the operation of the Technical College System of Georgia.

Georgia Department of Economic Development Board of Directors

♦ Jake Carter is part owner of Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, a former dairy operation turned 330-acre agritourism destination.

♦ June Wood is the chair of the Henry County Board of Commission. She is the chair of the Henry County Board of Health and serves on the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Traffic and Air Quality Committee. Additionally, Wood serves on the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Governance Committee and the Board of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.

The GDEcD is the state’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small business.

Education reporter Heather Middleton joined the Clayton News and Henry Herald in 2002.

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