The other of two applicants showed up to speak at the Lowndes County Commission Regular Session 14 May 2013. Chairman Bill Slaughter said:
Commissioners in your packets you should see applications from two potential appointees. You’ve had a chance to review those.
The public, as usual, did not see those applications. Nor do I recall seeing a list from the county of available appointments. At least we sometimes get to see the applicants speak, which, if I recall correctly, was Joyce Evans’ idea.
I believe we had an opportunity to hear from Mr. Sykes yesterday; is that correct. The other applicant is Mr. Kevin McCraney. I think at this time I’d like to call on Mr. McCraney if he’d like to come forward and make a statement.
Here is video of Jeff Sykes the previous morning. At the Tuesday Regular Session, Kevin McCraney said he’s on the Chamber of Commerce Board; he’s helping the airport start a flying club; he’s well aware of how import the airport is to the economy of the entire region; and he’s very committed to helping the regional economy, not only as external affairs manager for Georgia Power, but in many other ways. He’s also on the VSU Foundation Board and the Wiregrass Tech board. He said he thought the Commission had a tough choice between him and Mr. Sykes. The Commissioners apparently didn’t think so; they quickly appointed Mr. Sykes unanimously.
Here’s the video:
Kevin McCraney for Airport Authority: Nope
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 14 May 2013.