The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) is composed of staff from A-CC, Madison County, Oconee County, UGA, GADOT and the Federal Highway Administration. The Athens-Clarke County Planning Director is permanent Chairman of the TCC. The TCC is recommending body to the MACORTS Policy Committee. TCC meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month on an as needed basis.

Meeting Schedule

Brad Griffin

MACORTS TCC Committee Chairperson
Director, Athens-Clarke County Planning Department

Linda Fortson

Madison County Planning & Zoning

Tim Beggerly

Director, Athens/ Ben Epps Airport


Urban Transit Group Leader
Georgia Department of Transportation

David Ballard

Transit Planner, Athens-Clarke County Planning Department

Kelly Gwin

Transportation Planner, Georgia Department of Transportation

Drew Raessler

Director, Transportation Public Works Department
Athens-Clarke County


Oconee County Citizen's Advisory Committee on Transportation

Kim Coley

District Representative, Georgia Department of Transportation, District 1

Frank Stephens

Director, Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities

Steve Decker

Traffic Engineer, Athens-Clarke County

Ronald Thomas

Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission


Member, Madison County Planning Commission

Ann-Marie Day

Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration*

Don Walter

Director, University of Georgia Campus Transit System

Douglas Ross

Director, University of Georgia Auxilary Services

John Samuels

Resident Vice President, Norfolk Southern Railway


Director, Athens Downtown Development Authority

G. Craig Camuso l

Resident Vice President for State Relations, CSX Inc.

Emil Beshara

Public Works Director, Oconee County

Brandon Kirby

Pre-Construction Engineer
Georgia Department of Transportation

Butch McDuffie

Director of Public Transit, Athens Transit System

Doc Eldridge

President, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce

Sherry McDuffie

Transportation Planner / MPO Coordinator, Athens-Clarke Co.

Cherie Varnum

Associate Transportation Planner, Athens-Clarke County

Jeff Benko

Administrative Officer, Oconee County


Director of Strategic and Long Range Planning, Oconee County Planning Department

Blaine Williams

Manager, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government

Dale Hall

Member, Athens-Clarke County Planning Commission

Danny Sniff

Associate Vice President, University of Georgia Office of the University Architects for Facilities Planning

Jestin Johnson

Assistant County Manager, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government

Alan Lapcznski

Director, Madison County Road Department

John Devine

Senior Planner, Northeast Georgia Regional Commission

Bonnie Knight

Madison County School District, Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Operations

Robert Millians

Clarke County School District, Director of Transit Operations

Jason Branch

Oconee County School District Superintendent

Rani Katreeb

Streets and Drainage Engineer, Athens-Clarke Co. Transportation and Public Works Department

Andrew Saunders

Athens-Clarke County Environmental Coordinator


District II Representative, Georgia Rail Passenger Authority



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