Upper Savannah COG Board of Directors Honors Three Outgoing Long-Serving Members

The Upper Savannah Council of Governments Board of Directors honored three outgoing long-serving members at the most recent meeting Feb. 27.

“It’s always very hard to say goodbye to Board members because you all contribute so much to this organization,” USCOG Executive Director Patricia C. Hartung told the Board. “Your service to this Board is very greatly appreciated.”

Shirley Jenkins, Rep. Anne Parks, Edith Childs, Buddy Agan, Amelia Herlong and Melissa Spencer have left the Board.

Hartung and Board Chairman Albert Talbert handed plaques of “grateful recognition for dedicated service and personal contributions” to Jenkins, Childs and Parks.

Jenkins recently retired from Clinton City Council and had served on the USCOG Board since 2003.
“I am going to miss this Board and I’m going to miss the City of Clinton Council,” Jenkins said. “I made a lot of friends on this Board over the years. I wish you all well. I know that God is with us and will continue to be with us.”

Childs recently retired from Greenwood County Council and had served on the Board since 2009.
“Thank you so much for all that you do for the counties,” Childs told members of the Board. “Thank you for letting me serve on the Board.”

Parks had served on the Board since 2005.

“I want to thank you for allowing me to serve with Upper Savannah all these years,” Parks said. “You all do a wonderful job.”

Agan, Herlong and Spencer were not present at the Feb. 27 meeting. Herlong and Spencer had served since 2019. Agan had been with the Board since 2018.

From left to right, Shirley Jenkins (right) with Board Chairman Albert Talbert and USCOG Executive Director Patricia Hartung; middle photo, Edith Childs with Albert Talbert; right photo, Rep. Anne Parks with Albert Talbert.