Our Board

2019 Chairperson

Lisa Henson-Community Advocate

2019 Vice Chairperson

Clark MacAllister –  UGA Extension Office, Coordinator


Barb Wilson – Avita Community Partners

Billy Thurmond – Dawson County Board of Commissioners, Chairman

Cara Bowen – Department of Family and Children Services, CPS Administrator

Christie Moore Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, President

Damon Gibbs – Dawson County Schools, Superintendent

Jason Power – City of Dawsonville, Councilman

Jeff Johnson – Dawson County Sheriff

Kathy Russell – Dawson County Health Department, Program Assistant

Natalie Johnson – Dawson County Government, Budget Manager

Sharon Fox -Ninth District Opportunity, Coordinator


Ben Barrett -Youth Representative-Young Life

Buffie Hamil -Youth Representative-Dawson County Parks & Recreation

Charlene Jones -Community Advocate-Char’s Family Daycare, Inc., Owner

David McKee – Youth Representative-Dawson County Government

Dawn Pruett – Community Advocate-Dawson County Senior Center, Director

Joe Stapp – Business Representative-Blue Ridge Counseling, Psychotherapist

John Cronan – Business Representative-Etowah Water and Sewer

Nicky Gilleland – Community Advocate, University of North Georgia

Sherry Karr – Family Representative

Sue Seldomridge – Faith Representative- St. Vincent de Paul


The Dawson County Community Partnership, Inc. Board meets the fourth Thursday of every other month at 9:00 am in the Joe Lane Cox Community Room located at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.