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Bannister named vice-chairman of ARC

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett's Charles Bannister is second-in-command at the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Bannister, chairman of the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners, was named vice-chairman of the regional board, which governs issues such as transportation and water.

"I have had the pleasure of serving with Tad (Leitheid) on the Atlanta Regional Commission executive board and other committees for many years and look forward to working together to provide the leadership that our dynamic, growing region needs and deserves," Bannister said in a press release.

Bannister sought the chairmanship late last year but lost to Leitheid, who became the first citizen board member to head the regional board, which is also comprised of mayors and county leaders from 10 metro counties. Leithead appointed Bannister to the two-year term as vice-chair Wednesday.

"Tad's private sector experience as a developer and my role as the top elected official of the second-largest metro county are complimentary," Bannister said. "We bring different strengths and perspectives to the table that together will benefit the businesses and residents of the metropolitan Atlanta region."

Former Gwinnett Commissioner Judy Waters, who serves as a citizen member on the board, was named parliamentarian. Other officers include DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, who was named secretary and Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker, who was named treasurer.

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jack 2 years, 3 months ago

"Tad's private sector experience as a developer and my role as the top elected official of the second-largest metro county are complimentary," Bannister said.

Pretty much sums it up.

But now on a regional scale.

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CD 2 years, 3 months ago

I'm disappointed this has happened. By offering his resignation in 2010, he gave up this post at that time as well as chair of the BOC. Bringing him back only adds fuel to the fire to the battle of the TSPLOST. Yet another reason to vote this down. I really don't blame Bannister as much as the gluttonous Republican delegation of local/regional heathens.

If this does not show utter contempt for the taxpayer in voter's minds, then I can't imagine what it will take to wake the people up.

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CD 2 years, 3 months ago

Thank goodness. Just noticed it's an OLD article. But this would not surprise me none the less.

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jack 2 years, 3 months ago

Good catch CD.

How did this old piece end up in the current news?

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Mack711 2 years, 3 months ago

This group better watch the treasury with Bannister around. Why he is still around in politics with all that has happend in Gwinnett is beyound most law abiding citizens. Would not trust him as Dog catcher until he comes clean with the Grand Jury that accepted his resignation instead of being charged for all to see. That should tell us something about this man.

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Jason Braverman 2 years, 3 months ago

Folks, this is a story that was published in 2010. We recently wrote a story titled "Gwinnett key to Atlanta regional success, ARC director says." One of the features on our website will pair related stories together. Below the recent article was the Bannister article -- because it was ARC-related. It generated a lot of hits and a few comments, making it a "popular story." We apologize for the confusion and appreciate your interest in the Daily Post online edition.

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