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GWINNETT GAB: DDS names Snellville man deputy commissioner

ATLANTA -- Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell recently announced the appointment of Snellville resident Spencer R. Moore as deputy commissioner effective today. Moore serves as deputy director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

During his 14 years at GOHS, Moore has established himself as a national leader in highway safety issues by coordinating programs designed to reduce highway safety crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Prior to joining GOHS, he served with the State Board of Pardons and Paroles and has been certified through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for more than 15 years.

"Spencer has demonstrated his commitment to public safety issues and programs. I am confident that his new appointment with DDS will provide many challenges and exciting opportunities," Commissioner Mikell said. "DDS is extremely fortunate to be gaining his expertise, and we look forward to welcoming him," he said.

Moore will provide leadership and oversight for operations. He will work closely with Commissioner Mikell to identify methods to strengthen the entire agency while focusing on the customer service values of communication, accountability, respect and ethics.

Moore graduated from Morehouse College in 1996 and holds a bachelor's degree in political science. He later received his MBA from the University of Phoenix. Moore is a deacon at the Voices of Faith Christian Church and a past president of the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He and his wife, Ava have a daughter and live in Snellville.

Santa’s Toy Run collects 400 toys, $10K in donations

BRASELTON -- Officials with Santa's Toy Run said it was another successful toy drive.

The event, which was held earlier in December, collected more than 400 toys and $10,000 in donations.

The drive supports Gwinnett Children's Shelter, Gwinnett PADV, Kid Stuff, Rising Sun Youth Group, Rainbow Village and others.

The event received national recognition from the National Independent Auto Dealers Association and was awarded a National Community Service Award.

Road Atlanta is located at 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton. For more information, visit www.santastoyrun.org.

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