8/3/2021 BOC Work Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION MINUTES
AUGUST 3, 2021 AT 5:45 P.M.
CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN
M. L. BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER
BRUCE POTTS, COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
APPROXIMATELY 10 GUESTS
The Board of Commissioners met for the Work Session in the Conference Room of the Administration Building at 5:45 p.m.
Vice Chairman Steward called the meeting to order.
County Administrator Ledbetter explained each New Business item that was on the Regular Meeting agenda to the Board members.
Mr. Brent Davis spoke to the Board and explained his efforts to form and expand his support group for those who are battling mental health problems and/or drug and alcohol dependency. The support group is called “Coping through Connections”. Right now the support group is on Peters Street at Grace Church for anyone with mental health and substance abuse dependency. Mr. Davis told the Board that he had some of those problems himself and that there are no support groups in Gordon County for himself and others to rely on. He said he also plans to open a regional facility to provide people with as much support as possible for these illnesses. He wanted to let the Board know exactly what he is trying to do and to gain the Board’s support. He will be doing some fund raising in the future and is organized as a non-profit. All the Board members wished Mr. Davis much success, and commented that there is a real need for this type service, they expressed their approval for these plans of Mr. Davis. He also said he will have to bring in a license therapist for CVT services.
Commissioner Potts made a motion to close the Work Session. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 5:56 p.m.