Scott Swears in as First African-American Chatham County Commission Chairman


 
 

Savannahians celebrated a historical event on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 when Al Scott was sworn in by the Honorable

Rev. C MeGill Brown, Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, and Master of Ceremony Joe Murray Rivers
Rev. C MeGill Brown, Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, and Master of Ceremony Joe Murray Rivers
Judge Michael Karpf as the first African American Chairman of the Chatham County Commissioners.

Joe Murray Rivers who served as

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.
County Commissioner for many years was Master of Ceremonies for this occasion. Rev. Matthew Southall Brown, Pastor Emeritus of
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
St. John Baptist Church presented the invocation.

Scott is a retired executive who worked for Union Camp and International Paper

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.
for over 35 years. In addition to serving 16 years in the Georgia House and State Senate, Scott has
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
served as chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority and as Georgia Commissioner of Labor. He now serves as the
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.
president of the Savannah Chapter of the NAACP.

Scott said his priorities include keeping the county tax rate flat, upgrading

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
the county’s bond rating, creating job opportunities with local contractors, maintaining a good working relationship with the county’s municipalities
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.
and improving long-term planning for the county.

During the 2013 inauguration of the Chairman, 8 Commissioners of Chatham County were

Chatham County Youth Commission
Chatham County Youth Commission
also sworn in. They are: District 1 Commissioner Helen Lynah Stone; District 2 James J. Holmes; District 3 Commissioner
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.
Tony Center; District 4 Commissioner Patrick K. Farrell; District 5 Commissioner

Yusuf Shabazz; District 6 Commissioner Lori L. Brady; District 7 Commissioner Dean Kicklighter; and District 8 Priscilla D. Thomas.












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