Current Board & Staff

The purpose of the Troup County Center for Strategic Planning, Inc. is to create an entity to locate the resources and personnel to coordinate the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development in Troup County, Georgia. The plan is meant to be a framework from which the leadership will coordinate, analyze and adjust initiatives.

The Board is made up of members of the community based upon their position:

Dean Collins - Board Member

Dean Collins

Board Chair

Point University, President

Coleman Foss - Board Vice Chair

Coleman Foss

Board Vice Chair

WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, President

Paul S. (Tripp) Penn, III - Board Secretary - Treasurer

Paul S. (Tripp) Penn, III

Board Secretary - Treasurer

Callaway Foundation, President

Jim Arrington - Board Member

Jim Arrington

Board Member

City of LaGrange, Councilman

Dr. Susanna L. Baxter - Board Member

Dr. Susanna L. Baxter

Board Member

LaGrange College, President

Patrick Crews - Board Member

Patrick Crews

Board Member

Troup County Commissioners, Chairman

Meghan Duke - Board Member

Meghan Duke

Board Member

West Point Economic Development, Director

Pat Hannon - Board Member

Pat Hannon

Board Member

West Georgia Technical College, President

Connie Hensler - Board Member

Connie Hensler

Board Member

Chamber of Commerce, President

Scott Malone - Board Member

Scott Malone

Board Member

Economic Development Authority, Director

Brian T. Shumate, Ph.D. - Board Member

Brian T. Shumate, Ph.D.

Board Member

Troup County Board of Education, Superintendent

Bill Stankiewicz - Board Member

Bill Stankiewicz

Board Member

City of Hogansville, Mayor

Steve Tramell - Board Member

Steve Tramell

Board Member

City of West Point, Mayor

Patty Youngblood - Board Member

Patty Youngblood

Board Member

United Way of West Georgia, Executive Director

Maryanne Lovejoy - Executive Director

Maryanne Lovejoy

Executive Director

Strategic Planning, Executive Director



Monthly Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month. Meetings are held at the Chamber of Commerce, LaGrange, Georgia.