Our Board

2021 Chairperson

John Cronan-Business Representative-Etowah Water & Sewer

2021 Vice Chairperson

Sue Seldomridge-Faith Representative-St. Vincent de Paul

2021 2nd Vice Chairperson

Ben Barrett -Youth Representative-Young Life

2021 Treasurer

Natalie Johnson – Dawson County Government, Budget Manager


Billy Thurmond – Dawson County Board of Commissioners, Chairman

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

Clark MacAllister– UGA Extension Office, Coordinator

Damon Gibbs – Dawson County Schools, Superintendent

Jeff Johnson – Dawson County Sheriff

Jeremy Merritt – Avita Community Partners

Kathy Russell – Dawson County Health Department, Program Assistant

Mandy Power Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, President

John Walden– City of Dawsonville, Councilman

Sharon Fox -Ninth District Opportunity, Coordinator


Buffie Hamil -Youth Representative-Dawson County Parks & Recreation

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

David McKee – Family Representative-Dawson County Public Works

Dawn Pruett – Community Advocate-Dawson County Senior Center

Joe Stapp – Business Representative-Blue Ridge Counseling

Sherry Karr – Family Representative


Nicky Gilleland – Community Advocate, University of North Georgia

The Dawson County Family Connection, 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.