Ring­gold ap­points three to Down­town De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity board

The Catoosa County News - - EDITORIALS & OPINION - By Adam Cook Acook@catoosanews.com

With an open seat and two terms set to ex­pire at the end of the year, Ring­gold’s City Coun­cil re­cently ap­proved three nom­i­na­tions to its Down­town De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (DDA) board.

Dur­ing the Oct. 8 coun­cil meeting, Coun­cil­man Ran­dall Franks, who serves as chair­man of the DDA, gave the coun­cil the rec­om­mended candidates.

“We have from our nom­i­nat­ing com­mit­tee, three names to be con­sid­ered,” Franks said. “Two will take of­fice be­gin­ning Jan­uary 1 of 2019 and the third will be ap­pointed as of tonight.”

Ran­dall Peters, Johnny Gass, and Jake Haynes were the rec­om­men­da­tions and were unan­i­mously ap­proved.

Peters, a long- time in­sur­ance agency owner, and Gass, Ca­toosa County’s cur­rent chief mag­is­trate judge, were ap­pointed to an ad­di­tional term. Both men cur­rently serve on the board and their cur­rent terms are set to ex­pire Dec. 31.

Haynes works for Ca­toosa County Pub­lic Schools and is a for­mer City Coun­cil mem­ber.

Haynes was sworn in as a mem­ber of the DDA board a week later on Mon­day night, Oct. 15 just prior to the meeting’s agenda be­ing ad­dressed.

The DDA board works to bring new busi­ness to town while also pro­mot­ing the his­tory of the city and cre­at­ing com­mu­nity events and ac­tiv­i­ties such as the Haunted De­pot and Ring­gold Down­town Nights.

/ Adam Cook

New DDA mem­ber Jake Haynes (stand­ing left) is sworn in by fel­low mem­ber and lo­cal judge Johnny Gass just prior to the Oct. 15 meeting.

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