Six area professionals with the Georgia Forestry Commission have received special recognition for their exemplary performance with the state agency. Ranger Jonathan Butts and Adam Edmondson of Thomaston, Ranger Geoffery Dean of Yatesville, Ranger Tyler Mameli of Williamson, Ranger Kolby Lynch and Chief Ranger Jeffery Kenerly, both of Zebulon, are employed at the Clayton/Pike/Lamar/Spalding/ Upson Unit of the GFC, which has been chosen as the Outstanding Unit of the Year for the northern part of Georgia in fiscal year 2017.
“The performance of our professionals in this unit exceeded expectations,” said Chuck Williams, director of the Georgia Forestry Commission. “From wildfire suppression, reforestation, and education, to a wide variety of landowner services and assistance with hurricane and tornado response, this unit made great strides. Their dedication truly represents our agency’s mission – to provide leadership, service and education in the protection and conservation of Georgia’s forest resources.”