Long Term Planning Committee

It was a long but productive day for the committee of enthusiastic planners who meet on Saturday, Sept 10 to lay out plans for the future of Historic Richland Church.

The day began with a quick visit to the Church building and grounds, since some of the participants were only vaguely familiar with Historic Richland Church. After a short visit and brief overview of the history and mission of The Richland Restoration League, the group returned to RedHill to begin the process of reviewing the League’s mission, business structure, overall operation and recent activities and events. The formality of discussing structure and processes quickly gave way to brainstorming ideas, event possibilities, marketing, public relations, funding support. The work accomplished will be published as a report to be presented to the Board of Trustees in October.

The talented, experienced and enthusiastic group of planners included: Dottie Etris, Executive Director of Tourism for the city of Roswell, Georgia; Sue Burrell, public school teacher, Civic leader and Chair person for Historic Preservation, City of Hawkinsville; Carl Faulk, retired and former executive with Bank of America, Augusta; Ben Sapp, Director (Interim) Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Macon; Elizabeth Popwell, civic leader, and member of the HIstoric Preservation Committee for Hawkinsville. and Billy Humphries, Planning Committee Chair and trustee, Richland Restoration League, Inc. Many of the participants are former resident of Twiggs County Billy & Janice Humphries hosted the session along with lunch at RedHill Lodge. Darrell Faulk served as the committee facilitator and discussion leader.

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