A committee recently reinstated and appointed by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners to provide public input on the future of the county will have its first meeting this Friday.
The Long Range Planning Committee, made up of nine actively involved citizens of the county, will meet June 23 at 9 a.m. for it's first round of discussions.
The purpose of the committee is to study and recommend revisions to the county's future land use plan, ordinances and other areas the commission thinks need review.
Each member of the commission gave two names that they thought would do well to serve on the committee.
Appointed to the committee are former District 1 Commissioner Gary Pichon as chairman, as well as Ronnie Adkins, Teri Tragresser, Jane Graves, Hugh Stowers, Jo Brewer, Tim Costley, Mandy Power and Dick Scharf.
Pichon said he will not be attending the first meeting but that Tragresser has been appointed co-chair.
Commission Chairman Billy Thurmond said in April that the committee was one of the things that he talked about and was very passionate about out on the campaign trail last year.
"We need to be looking 10, 15 years down the road so that we are planning properly for our citizens," Thurmond said. "Some of the things that we want them to look at is our future land use plan- does it need to be amended? [Also] transportation issues, ordinance updates, service delivery strategy for the county, alternate funding sources and other areas that they themselves see."
The committee will meet in the administrative training room at the Dawson County Government Center. The public is welcome to attend.