Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission

The Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission (ORGC) is a chartered citizen committee that advises the Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission on matters related to the Oconee Rivers Greenway system.  The general responsibility of ORGC is to develop a plan for a river-oriented greenway system in Athens-Clarke County and to recommend measures to protect the resources of the Oconee Rivers and their tributaries.

Membership includes up to ten members appointed by the Mayor and Commission and five members appointed by the President of the University of Georgia. ORGC was established by county ordinance in 1992, formalizing a grass-roots movement that began in the early 1970s that established the North Oconee River Greenway and Heritage Trail.  It has an advisory role in greenway network planning and implementation. ORGC can generate support for the Greenway which serves as a resource for conservation, education, transportation and recreation for the citizens of Clarke County.

For more information about the Greenway Commission, please email Ron Thomas, the current Chair.

Commission meetings are held at 4:00 pm every third Tuesday of the month. Please check the calendar for meeting dates and locations. The public is invited to attend and participate.

Current Greenway Commissioners:

  • Mack Duncan, ACC (Treasurer)
  • Cartter Fontaine, ACC
  • Susie Haggard, ACC
  • Steve Harris, UGA (Secretary)
  • Shana Jones, UGA
  • Nat Kuykendall, ACC (Vice Chair)
  • Lara Mathes, UGA
  • Alison McCullick, UGA
  • Alex Patterson, ACC
  • Karen Porter, ACC
  • Bob Sleppy, ACC
  • Nancy Stangle, ACC
  • Ron Thomas, UGA (Chair)
  • Madeline Van Dyck, ACC
  • Open (ACC)