Local Forestry Service professionals named Outstanding Agency of the Year

2.26.18 Forestry Service Recognition rtp


Six area professionals with the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) have received special recognition for their exemplary performance with the state agency.

Ranger Jonathan Butts and Ranger Adam Edmondson, of Thomaston, Ranger Geoffery Dean, of Yatesville, Ranger Tyler Mameli, of Williamson, Ranger Kolby Lynch and Chief Ranger Jeffery Kenerly, both of Zebulon, are employed at the Clayton/Pike/Lamar/Spalding/ Upson Unit of the GFC, which has been chosen as the Outstanding Unit of the Year for the northern part of Georgia in fiscal year 2017.

“The performance of our professionals in this unit exceeded expectations,” said Georgia Forestry Commission Director Chuck Williams. “From wildfire suppression, reforestation and education, to a wide variety of landowner services and assistance with hurricane and tornado response, this unit made great strides. Their dedication truly represents our agency’s mission – to provide leadership, service and education in the protection and conservation of Georgia’s forest resources.”

The GFC Clayton/Pike/Lamar/Spalding/Upson Unit’s outstanding achievements in northern Georgia were officially recognized in a proclamation before the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives on Feb. 7.

“It takes a great deal of teamwork to achieve the level of service these professionals are providing,” Williams said. “They are deserving of this honor and our appreciation.”
For additional information about the services and mission of the Georgia Forestry Commission, please visit GaTrees.org.


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