Scenes from the 2013 Inauguration of Chatham County Board of Commissioners


(L -R) Rev. C MeGill Brown, Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, and Master of Ceremony Joe Murray Rivers
(L -R) Rev. C MeGill Brown, Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, and Master of Ceremony Joe Murray Rivers

Savannahians celebrated a historical event on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 when Al

Commissioner Helen Lynah Stone, District 1, sworn in by The Honorable Judge Louisa Abbot.
Commissioner Helen Lynah Stone, District 1, sworn in by The Honorable Judge Louisa Abbot.
Scott was sworn in by the Honorable Judge Michael Karpf as the
Commissioner James J. Holmes, District 2, sworn in by The Honorable Judge James F. Bass, Jr.
Commissioner James J. Holmes, District 2, sworn in by The Honorable Judge James F. Bass, Jr.
first African American Chairman of the Chatham County Commissioners.

Joe Murray Rivers who

Commissioner Tony Center, District 3, sworn in by The Honorable Judge Timothy R. Walmsley
Commissioner Tony Center, District 3, sworn in by The Honorable Judge Timothy R. Walmsley
served as County Commissioner for many years was Master of Ceremonies for
Commissioner Patrick K. Farrell, District 4, sworn in by The Honorable Timothy R. Walmsley
Commissioner Patrick K. Farrell, District 4, sworn in by The Honorable Timothy R. Walmsley
this occasion. Rev. Matthew Southall Brown, Pastor Emeritus of St. John Baptist
Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz, District 5, sworn in by The Honorable John E. Morse, Jr.
Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz, District 5, sworn in by The Honorable John E. Morse, Jr.
Church presented the invocation.

Scott is a retired executive who worked for Union

Commissioner Lori L. Brady, District 6, sworn in by The Honorable Penny Haas Freesemann
Commissioner Lori L. Brady, District 6, sworn in by The Honorable Penny Haas Freesemann
Camp and International Paper for over 35 years. In addition to serving
Commissioner Dean Kicklighter, District 7, sworn in by The Honorable Judge John E. Morse, Jr.
Commissioner Dean Kicklighter, District 7, sworn in by The Honorable Judge John E. Morse, Jr.
16 years in the Georgia House and State Senate, Scott has served
Commissioner Priscilla D. Thomas, District 8, sworn in by The Honorable Judge John E. Morse, Jr.
Commissioner Priscilla D. Thomas, District 8, sworn in by The Honorable Judge John E. Morse, Jr.
as chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority and as Georgia Commissioner of
Chatham County Youth Commission
Chatham County Youth Commission
Labor. He now serves as the president of the Savannah Chapter of the NAACP.












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