The group that oversees Madison County’s water services will soon have a new member.
Randy Wilson has announced that he’s stepping down as a member of the Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority (IDA). And the authority agreed Aug. 18 to ask the county commissioners to approve their nomination of Tripp Strickland, CEO of Georgia Metals in Danielsville, as Wilson’s replacement.
IDA members serve at the pleasure of the board of commissioners. They have no term limits.
The commissioners were scheduled to consider the recommendation at their Aug. 25 meeting in the county government complex.
“I don’t know if I’m worthy to fill the slot, but if there’s anything I can do to help Madison County, I’ll sure try,” said Strickland, a University of Georgia graduate.
Strickland said he wants to see more businesses in the county. He said he expects Madison County to grow, but he wants it to “grow well” and he doesn’t like for the county to be considered simply part of “the Athens area.”
“I hate to see Madison County totally seen as a bedroom community, I want Madison County to hold its own in any arena,” he said.
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