The Council

The Georgia Council on Aging was created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1977. Council members are appointed by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the House and the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services. The Council has twenty members, including ten consumers and ten service providers. Members are chosen to represent all older Georgians. They are selected to ensure that minorities, low-income, rural, urban and public and private organizations are included. 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

- Margaret Mead

Current Council Members:

Eve Anthony, CO-AGE Chair / Athens

Kenneth Brooks / Cochran

Sharise Byrd / Dacula

Vicki V. Johnson / Cumming

Maureen Kelly, Secretary & Legislative Chair / Lawrenceville

Kathy Keith/ Jesup

Ruth L. Lee / Tifton

Patti Lyons, Chair / Savannah

Tony Marshall / Stockbridge

Dr. Adrienne Mims, MD MPH,  Vice Chair / Atlanta

Norma Jean Morgan / Clyo

Melba Paulk-Veazey / Ocilla

John Rhodes / Ellijay

Lena Richardson / Augusta

Fred Watson / Fayetteville

Ann G. Williams / Atlanta

Ashton Windham, Treasurer / Marshallville

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COUNCIL MEMBER MELBA PAULK-VEAZY RECEIVES COMMENDATION FROM GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP AND OCILLA MAYOR HORACE HUDGINS FOR HER YEARS OF SERVICE TO HER COMMUNITY AND STATE

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COUNCIL MEMBER, ANN WILLIAMS, RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD IN WASHINGTON DC FOR HER ADVOCACY EFFORTS

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COUNCIL MEMBERS, DR. ADRIENNE MIMS (VICE CHAIR), PATTI LYONS (CHAIR) AND EVE ANTHONY (CO-AGE CHAIR) AT JULY 2022 CO-AGE MEETING

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COUNCIL MEMBERS VICKI JOHNSON AND MAUREEN KELLY (LEGISLATIVE CHAIR) MANNING THE GCOA BOOTH AT THE 2022 GEORGIA GERONTOLOGY SOCIETY CONFERENCE