New date set to honor Rockdale Chairman Richard Oden

December 2, 20162min2410
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The public is invited to attend a special recognition honoring Richard Oden, Chairman of the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners. Oden’s term expires on Dec 31.

Oden will be honored at the board’s Work Session on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m., in the Assembly Hall, 901 Main Street, Conyers. Oden served eight years as Chairman.

During the meeting, Chairman-Elect Oz Nesbitt and Commissioner Doreen Williams will present Oden with a proclamation declaring Dec. 13, 2016 as “Chairman Richard A. Oden Appreciation Day.”

The public is welcome to share well wishes to Oden during the public comment portion of the agenda.

Elected in 2008, Oden served two four-year terms as Chairman and CEO. Oden was the first African American elected to the position. During his tenure, he served in leadership roles for local and regional boards including the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).

Oden is also the recipient of several awards including the Atlanta Business League’s 2009 Class Men of Influence; the National Association of Minority Contractors 2011 Trailblazer Award; Rockdale Chapter of the NAACP’s 2013 Jean L. Williams Community Service Award; and the ACCG 2016 Emory Greene Leadership Award among many others.

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