ABOUT US: OUR BOARD
Jim Behning - Jim was born and raised in Ohio. Bicycles were his main source of transport and freedom. After graduating from college in 1983, he moved to Georgia with his wife Laura. Working in construction for a few years led to working in IT the past 20 years. Jim and Laura live south of Covington with a small herd of horses and a few dogs.
Lowell Chambers - Lowell has been a Newton County resident since 1994. He is elected to Porterdale City Council Post 5, represents Porterdale on the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority, and serves on the boards of other local organizations. He is married and has two sons. He and his family enjoy bicycling, canoeing, and outdoor activities of all types. They also enjoy traveling abroad whenever possible.
Cynthia Eagan - Cynthia has lived in Newton County since 2000. She is a Sales Associate at RE/MAX in Covington. She is a member of the board of the Covington Family YMCA and the Piedmont Newton Hospital Auxiliary. Cynthia and her husband Vince have four children. Their family has served as foster parents, adoptive parents and as a host family to international exchange students. She enjoys hiking, photography and International travel.
Duane Ford - Duane and his wife moved to Covington in 2016 following his retirement from a career in higher education. They have a daughter and son; hobbies include hiking, bicycling, gardening, disc golf, and DIY home improvement projects.
Debra Griffith (Secretary/Treasurer) - Debra is a 64-yr native to Covington/Newton County. She recently retired her position as the Director of Medical Services & Support for C.R. Bard, Inc., where she worked for 37 years. Debra, her husband, Rich, and their 2 dogs live on Lake Varner where they enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, and bird watching. Additional hobbies in the Griffith household including cycling, hiking, gardening, trap shooting and soap-making. Debra is passionate about trails and will be taking a lead role to prepare the 15-mile rail corridor for use as a trail.
Greg Richardson (Chair) - Greg has lived in the area since 1987. He and his wife, Tamara, have 2 daughters who also love the outdoors. Greg enjoys hiking, cycling, kayaking, bird watching and gardening.