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Planning & Zoning Board

Contact: Ron Roberts, AICP - Planning & Zoning Manager
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: 770-920-7241

Chairman Larry LewallenCommission Chair Appointed At-Large
Vice Chairman Brig SimmonsCommission Chair Appointed At-Large
Kirk NicholsonSchool System Representative
Brandon PennamonDistrict 1
Alicia FaucetteDistrict 2
Wendy MitchellDistrict 3
Teresa NolesDistrict 4

Chairman - Larry Lewallen
Larry is a life-long Douglas County resident and local area businessman. Prior to this appointment to the Douglas County Planning and Zoning Board as Chairman, Larry served over nine years as a member of the Planning and Zoning Board representing District IV and serving as Vice Chairman. In addition to serving Douglas County in this capacity, Larry served on the Board of the Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority and as President-elect of GIADA, the Georgia Independent Automobile Dealers Association.

Vice-Chairman - Brig Simmons
Brig Simmons, a Georgia native and resident of Douglas County for over 38 years, is a retired Criminal Investigator with IRS. Following retirement he has operated his own business focusing upon computer forensics and financial investigation. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Enrolled Agent for practice before IRS and a licensed private investigator. He is active in community affairs and volunteers time with various organizations. He and his wife, Kathy, have volunteered more than 30 years with the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. They have one son and two grandchildren who reside in the county. He feels that the time is now to give back to Douglas County by working with County leaders to help frame the future.

Member - Brandon Pennamon
Brandon Derrick Pennamon is a 24 year old, Douglasville Georgia native. He is a current Junior at Liberty University. Since his early years of high school Brandon has had a passion for the youth and the betterment of future generations. After being raised in a single parent household he realized an inherent calling on his life to work with the youth and help restore young men to their rightful position as the head of the family. To accomplish these goals, he founded a Community Development Group entitled: "F.I.T. For the Future" & an all-male mentoring program entitled: "The M.E.N.S. Club". Through FIT For the Future and The MENS Club Brandon has been able to host multiple events, initiatives, and programs that have actively engaged Douglasville, Douglas County, and other surrounding areas. His main area of focuses is his male mentoring program, The M.E.N.S. Club. He meets with these young men, ages 6-12, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week for 2 hours per day. During these session he works with them on homework, spends time playing sports with them, and teaches them life skills such as table etiquette, how to tie a tie, how to change a tire and a number of other things that young men need to know at a young age.

Member - Wendy Mitchell
Wendy graduated from Barry University with a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Elementary Education with ESOL and currently holds a Florida Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education/Grades K-6. She has worked with students in grades K-6 and taught grades two through six. Five years ago Wendy's family relocated from Homestead Florida and she and her husband, Robert, feel blessed to be a part of this great community in Douglas County. They have two beautiful children, Paige (11) and Ryan (9) and are very involved in their children's school and their extracurricular activities. As a Douglas County resident, Wendy is convinced that one way of providing a bright future for our children is to ensure that our community embraces the principles and practices that prepare and position us for the future.

Member - Teresa Noles
Teresa Noles, is a Georgia native and a descendant of six generations of Georgians before her. Born and raised in Atlanta, she and her family have called Douglas County home for over 35 years. Teresa carried her love for Georgia throughout her twenty-nine year career with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) as she served in the Community Development Division, more specifically with the Community Development Block Grant program. During her years with DCA, she traveled extensively throughout the state of Georgia providing technical assistance to local governments as they strived to improve their communities by way of improved water and/or sewer systems, improved roads and drainage projects, health departments, senior citizens centers, mental health facilities, housing rehab for low-income residents, etc. Upon retirement, Teresa desired to become involved in her own community and served as a Citizen Stakeholder during the process of updating the County's 2013 Comprehensive Plan. She currently serves as a member of the Douglas County Cemetery Preservation Commission where she has learned to appreciate those that have gone before us and helped make Douglas County what it is today. She feels Douglas County is a jewel and is blessed with unique natural beauty that should be showcased as we seek to attract new residents and businesses into our area.

Member - Alicia Faucette
Alicia Faucette was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She attained both her undergraduate degree in English and her law degree from the University of Mississippi. After relocating to Georgia in 2004, she served as an assistant district attorney in Douglas County. In 2009, Alicia opened her own law office, The Faucette Law Firm, in Douglasville. In addition to her law practice, Alicia remains active in the Douglas County community. She is a member of the Junior League of Douglas County, the United Way of Douglas County Advisory Board, and the Douglas-Carroll-Paulding Counties Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.