Dougherty County School Board member Anita Williams-Brown, center, announced Wednesday that she will seek re-election to her at-large BOE seat against political newcomer Lane Price. The two will square off in July’s Democratic primary.
ALBANY, Ga. — Surrounded by supporters on the steps of the Dougherty County School Administration building, Anita Williams-Brown on Wednesday announced her intention to seek reelection to her at-large seat on the county School Board.
Williams-Brown, who is completing her first term on the BOE, will face newcomer Lane Price in July's Democratic primary.
"Right now one of the biggest problems the Dougherty County School system is facing is a matter of perception," Williams-Brown said. "Dougherty County has a lot of good things going on, but all we ever hear about are the bad things. Let's talk about the good things."
As chair of the DCSS Finance Committee, Williams-Brown is well-aware of the system's anticipated $9.6 million budget shortfall for FY 2012-13.
"We are working hard to balance the budget," she said. "We have to make some difficult decisions like perhaps closing a school."
When asked if she was in favor of repurposing Magnolia Elementary, Williams-Brown answered, "that's hard to say. We have to look at all our options, that is possible."
Williams-Brown is Vice Chairman of the Board and received her early education in the public schools of Dougherty County.
In 1969 she earned her B.S. degree in Health & Physical Education from Albany State University and in subsequent years has earned the M. Ed. from American University, an Educational Administration add-on from Albany State University, and Educational Specialist and Doctoral degrees in Curriculum and Instruction from Sarasota University.
She is a retired school administrator, CEO of Blessed Community Development, Inc. and Anita Williams Tax Service.
She currently pastors the Church of the Kingdom of God in Hawkinsville.