2018-05-09 / Front Page

Haynes receives ACCG’s Greene Leadership Award


Commissioner Jeffery Haynes, right, pictured with County Administrator Spencer Mueller at ACCG conference. Commissioner Jeffery Haynes, right, pictured with County Administrator Spencer Mueller at ACCG conference. Early County Commissioner Jeffery Haynes was recipient of the Emory Greene Leadership Award presented at the recent Association of County Commissioners in Georgia annual conference in Savannah.

One of two awards presented each year at the conference, the Emory Greene Leadership Award is named in honor of late Bibb County Commissioner Emory Greene.

The award recognizes a county commissioner who has made significant contributions at the state and local levels. Georgia has a total of 810 commissioners in the 159 Georgia counties.

“I am humbled because the great citizens in Early County, my fellow commissioners and the county employees all played a major role in this,” Commissioner Haynes stated. “This award is to the people who continue to stand with me as we try to make our communities and our county the best place in the state to live in. To all my family and friends, thanks for your prayers and support. Keep ignoring the distractions and let’s move forward. God bless you and God bless Early County.”


Pictured at Saturday’s Arlington Prayer Breakfast from left; Congressman Sanford Bishop, former mayor Jerome Brackins - one of the breakfast honorees, Susan Cochran and June Kimbrel who accepted honor for Dr. Jay Dallas, Representative Gerald Greene and Early County Commissioner Ladon Durham. Pictured at Saturday’s Arlington Prayer Breakfast from left; Congressman Sanford Bishop, former mayor Jerome Brackins - one of the breakfast honorees, Susan Cochran and June Kimbrel who accepted honor for Dr. Jay Dallas, Representative Gerald Greene and Early County Commissioner Ladon Durham. Haynes was the first African-American elected commissioner in Early County. He has served as chairman of the Public Safety Board, a member of the Regional Commission, volunteer coach and sponsor of the Early County recreation, founder of the Arlington Ceola-Alexander Prayer Breakfast, pastor of the Saint Mathis and New Bethel Missionary Baptist Churches, President of the Early County Ministerial Fellowship, president of the Fifth Sunday Fellowship, founder of the Basketball Club, and served on ACCG committees.

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