Names thrown in for ADICA positions

ALBANY -- At least 10 people have asked the Albany City Commission to be considered for open slots on the much-maligned Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority Board, city officials said Monday.

The City Commission will decide this month who will fill three of the four open slots. The fourth position will be chosen at-large by the board members themselves.

ADICA Chair Jane Willson, Lajuana Woods and James Griffin each announced that they would not seek reappointment to their board posts. Woods has already resigned after reaching an agreement with Dougherty County prosecutors in which she agreed to give up the seat and repay a controversial $50,000 business facade grant that she received from ADICA.

Elvis Mudrow, a fourth board member, is up for reappointment, but has asked to be considered for the position.

As of the close of business on Monday, 10 people, including Mudrow, had asked the City Commission for consideration for the board openings.

Chad Warbington, William Wright, R. Omar Salaam, Thelma Adams Johnson, Anthony Clark, Aaron Johnson, David Prisant, Woodrow Brooks and Robert L. Kraselsky have each submitted to the city clerk's office resumes and letters expressing their desire to serve on the board.

The vacancies come as fallout from the Don Buie scandal which resulted in an overhaul of board operations and oversight that included the city of Albany asserting itself with control over the board. The City requested that the local state legislative delegation submit legislation that would give city commissioners the ability to fire board members who abuse their positions.

That legislation will likely be considered by the Georgia General Assembly in its session that opens later this month.