Mayor could select Auld's replacement

Lunch is on Kenerly

Kevin Kenerly said he wants to be known as the county's

food commissioner.

That's what the Lilburn man told a group of seniors last week. He even invited the more than 100 people at the Lawrenceville Senior Center to a free meal.

Kenerly joked with the crowd eating chicken salad, carrot salad and fruit while the commissioners took a tour of the building.

For anyone unhappy with the meal, Kenerly offered to take them to his favorite restaurant - the Varsity.

Later, commissioners and other county staff sat down to the same meal during a presentation on senior services, but Kenerly didn't give a bad review.

Kenerly had a lunch appointment planned, so he skipped the meal and just ate dessert - an oatmeal-raisin cookie.

Locals on state council

Three Gwinnettians have spots on the state's new Environmental Advisory Council.

Last week, Gov. Sonny Perdue swore in the slate, which included two developers and the county's most recognizable environmentalist.

Bruce C. Coles is chairman, president and CEO of MACTEC.

The 60-year-old from Duluth serves on the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisers. Coles has received the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology's President's Award and the American Society of Civil Engineers' President's Medal.

Another representative, Ken Morrow, is president and general manager for Sod Atlanta and President of Athletic Fields, a specialized construction company building sports fields. He is co-founder of the Turfgrass Group.

Morrow, 52, from Duluth has served as president of the Georgia Turfgrass Association, treasurer of the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association, secretary-treasurer of the Georgia Sod Producers Association and president of the Georgia Crop Improvement Association. He is a member of Perdue's Agriculture Advisory Council.

The last local on the list is Connie Wiggins, executive director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. The Buford woman has worked in the environmental education and solid waste field for 20 years as an elected official, coordinator and CEO.

She is co-founder and chair of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, chair of the Georgia Watershed Dams Committee, past president of the Gwinnett Rotary Club and district supervisor of the Gwinnett County Soil and Water Conservation District.

She was recently elected to Keep America Beautiful's National Board of Directors and was honored with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' "Rock" Howard Award.

Perdue appointed Wiggins to the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Stakeholder Advisory Board in 2004.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.