The Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth was created in 1989 by the Georgia General Assembly (House Bill 789).  Below are excerpts from the legislation:

  • to study the needs, issues, and problems in Rome-Floyd County related to children and youth
  • to gather data on issues
  • to identify specific problems and areas of concern
  • to propose solutions to problems and way of ameliorating concerns
  • to plan and implement programs to effectuate solutions
  • to secure and expend funds for programs
  • to identify and coordinate existing resources for dealing with problems of children and youth
  • to publicize and disseminate information relating to issues of children and youth

                           President, Board of Directors

1990  Dr. Darrell Dean                           2004  Sonya Castenada/Anne Rigas

1991  Dr. Darrell Dean                           2005  Anne Rigas

1992  Dr. Dean/Judge Pape                  2006  Sue Broome

1993  Judge Timothy Pape                    2007  Esther Vaughn

1994  Judge Timothy Pape                    2008  Ryan Earnest

1995  Linda Dean                                  2009  Dr. George Pullen

1996  Linda Dean                                  2010  Suzanne Clonts

1997  Dr. Gayland Cooper                     2011  Linda Dean

1998  Don Lovell                                    2012  Larry Alford

1999  Judge Timothy Pape                    2013  Ouida Sams

2000  Ryan Earnest                               2014  William James

2001  Jim Burton                                    2015   Dr. John Barnett

2002  Rosemarie Newman                    2016    Dr. Steve Dennis

2003  Bill O’Dell

                             Executive Directors

Betsy Storey                                        Cheryl Legette

Jackie Harrison                                     Barbara Earle

Sue Hitchcock                                      Dr. Carol Willis