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Governor reappoints two from UGA to Georgia’s Complete Count Committee

Andrew Herod, Distinguished Research Professor of Geography, and Laura Meadows, director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, have been reappointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to the state of Georgia’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 census.

The Complete Count Committee is a diverse, volunteer task force with members representing every region of Georgia. Originally appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2017, the 66-member committee has been charged to use its collective knowledge, expertise and influence to ensure that every resident of Georgia is counted in the upcoming federal, decennial census, which will occur on April 1.

In addition to being a faculty member in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Public and International Affairs, Herod has been District 8 commissioner for the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government since 2007.

As director of the Vinson Institute, a public service and outreach unit, Meadows coordinates the efforts of more than 150 employees who provide technical assistance, applied research, technology solutions, and training and development services to governments in Georgia and internationally. She also is an affiliated faculty member in the public administration and policy department of SPIA.