Deal appoints two to boards

January 20, 2012

Shirley A. Smith, State Board of Technical and Adult Education
Smith has been the executive director of Catoosa Citizens for Literacy, a certified community literacy program, since 1997. Before working with literacy, she worked with a Pre-K program for eight years. She served five years on the Catoosa County Planning Commission, where she was elected chairman. Smith has been awarded the Ambassador of the Year and Citizen of the Year awards from the Catoosa County Chamber. She was a recipient of the Liberty Bell Award in 2001 and the Georgia Press Award in 2007. Smith and her husband, Wesley, have three children and six grandchildren. They reside in Ringgold.

Joseph B. Jones, Council on American Indian Concerns (reappointment)
Jones retired as sole commissioner of Lumpkin County after 24 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Mountain Regional Council, the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Council Small Business Administration and Loan Board, the Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns, Tribal Member of the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, the Lumpkin County Development Authority and is a member of the Dahlonega Sunrise Rotary. Jones earned an associate’s degree and a degree in Business Administration from Truett-McConnell College. He also completed business courses at North Georgia College and State University and the University of Georgia. Presently, Jones owns and operates a farm with his sons and provides consulting and marketing services to engineering firms and developers. He and his wife, Leslie, have four children, 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. They reside in Dahlonega.