The West Augusta Alliance elected new leadership and set new goals during its annual meeting recently.
The newly elected officers for two-year terms include: Sonny Pittman, president; Brad Padgett, first vice president; Rita Hamilton, second vice president and secretary; Bequi Coar, third vice president; and Michael Johnson, treasurer.
Pittman, who succeeds Lori Davis as president, said his focus will be to grow the membership and keep members informed about the topics that matter to West Augusta’s neighborhoods, such as flooding and drainage, street and sidewalk improvements, planning and zoning, community development, and public safety issues.
Sgt. Mike Gilliland, of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Services Division, was the featured speaker.
He spoke about an interactive website being formed for neighborhood watches and how citizens can be become involved to discourage and prevent residential crime.
The West Augusta Alliance is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004. Membership is open to homeowner associations and neighborhoods located in Augusta postal zip codes 30904, 30907, and 30909.