Meet the Coastal Regional Commission Council

Allen Brown

CRC Council Chairman
Mayor of Hinesville

Jason Coley

CRC Council Vice Chairman

Rosa Romeo

CRC Council Secretary

Allen Burns

CRC Executive Director

The Coastal Regional Commission is directed by a Commission Council, a body of elected and appointed officials representing the public and private sector.

Who serves on the Coastal Regional Commission Council?

There are thirty-nine (39) members on the CRC Council. The Chairman (or their elected designee) of each county commission in the region shall serve for a period of time concurrent with their elected office. The Mayor (or their elected designee) from the largest municipality (population) in each county in the region shall serve for a period of time concurrent with their term of elected office.

State-Elected Government Non-public Appointments. One (1) member of a school board or superintendent of schools and two 2) nonpublic residents of the region shall be appointed by the Governor, each for a term of two (2) years.

One (1) non-public member shall be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor for a term of two years. One (1) non-public member shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives for a term of two (2) years.

Additional Non-public Appointments. In order to meet the requirement of various federal agencies that require nonpublic participation, there shall be a minimum of thirty-five percent (35%) non-public representatives from the private sector, chambers, post-secondary education institutions, workforce development or labor groups. There will be one (1) non-public representative per county for a term of one (1) year and may be reappointed. Chatham County will have two additional non-public appointments, Glynn County will have one additional non-public appointment, and Liberty County will have one additional non-public appointment for a term of one (1) year and may be reappointed.

CRC Council Members

Bryan County

               Steven Asplund - Non Public
              Steve Scholar - City of Richmond Hill

Bulloch County

Commissioner Walter Gibson - County
Mayor Jonathan McCollar - City of Statesboro
Allen Amason- Non Public

Camden County

Commissioner Lannie Brant - County
Mayor John F. Morrisey - City of St. Marys
Craig Root - Non Public

Chatham County

Chairman Chester Ellis - County
Chris Blaine - Non Public
              1 Vacancy
Dr. Priscilla D. Thomas - Non Public

Effingham County

Commissioner Reggie Loper - County
Mayor Ken Lee - City of Rincon
Herb Jones - Non Public

Glynn County

Chairman Wayne Neal- County
Mayor Pro Tem Julie Martin - City of Brunswick
David Boland - Non Public
Shaw McVeigh - Non Public

Liberty County

Chairman Donald Lovette - County
Mayor Allen Brown - City of Hinesville
Richard Hayes - Non Public
Shirley Frasier - Non Public

Long County

Chairman Robert Parker- County
Councilwoman Mary Hamilton - City of Ludowici
Ray Howard - Non Public

McIntosh County

Chairman David Stevens
Mayor Hugh Hodge - City of Darien
Jordy Evans - Non Public

Screven County

Mayor Preston Dees - City of Sylvania
Commissioner Rosa Romeo
Richard Freeman - Non Public

State Appointments

Tom Ratcliffe - Non-Public
Dan Coty - Non Public
Chap Bennett - Non Public
Jason Coley - Non Public, CRC Vice Chair
Vacant - Non Public

Ex-Officio

Dina McKain
Dorothy Glisson
Chris Fletcher