100 E. Burkhalter Ave.
Buena Vista, GA 31803
“I am honored and humbled to currently serve the citizens of Marion County as your Commissioner-at-Large. For over 20 years, my family and I have been fortunate to call Marion County home. My wife and I are grateful for the opportunity that we have had to raise two wonderful daughters here in this community. I am a 20 year retiree of the United States Army and currently work as a civilian employee at Fort Benning.”
Mr. Larry Ogan has worked at Flint Energy for 27 years. He is currently involved with the Varsity Football Booster Club and services on the parent council. Ogan was our District 3 Commissioner for 12 years and will finish his last term in December 2018. He completed the Economic Development Academy and he is a LOST Control Professional. Ogan was born and raised in Marion County and graduated from Tri- County High School in 1989. He is married to Kim Ogan of 18 years and they have two children, Luke and Jake Ogan. They attend Cornerstone Church and enjoy outdoor activities.
Mr. Cecil McMickle has been on the Board of Commissioners for 8 years and will finish his last term in December 2018. McMickle worked for the USDA for 40 years. He has done many things in our community by pushing to improve Marion County roads. McMickle graduated high school from Tri- County and attended Columbus College. He is married to Carlene McMickle and they have two girls, Mellissa and Melinde McMickle. They attend Tazewell Methodist Church.
Mr. Norman Royal has a great background of professional experience; he was the director of the Family Services for Habitat for Humanity and the Buena Vista Recreation Center. He is currently working at Stewart County High School as the head baseball coach. Mr. Royal is involved in our community through volunteering at Family Connections, as well as mentoring and supporting our local youth through organizations. These organizations include Swagga and Lace and the Diamonds mentoring program. Mr. Royal has been a part of the Board of Commissioners for five years. He has attended Georgia Southwestern, Liberty University, and graduated from Tri- County High School. Mr. Royal is married to Cynthia Royal and have five children. Their names are Raven Royal, Shayla Royal, Alexia Crawford, Devin Robinson, and Kyle Royal.
George was born and raised in Buena Vista, Ga; and he is a 1989 graduate of Tri-County High School. In 1993, Mr. Neal graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science.
In 2013, Mr. Neal graduated from the Georgia Banking School. In 2004 George was elected to the Marion County Commission and later elected Chairman by fellow commissioners.
On December 12th 2004 George accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and joined Cool Spring Baptist Church and 3 years later Rev. Jerome Jones set him aside to join the Deacon’s Ministry and on April 22nd 2007 George was ordained as a Deacon at Cool Spring Baptist Church. George currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Deacons.
Mr. Neal currently serves on several advisory boards: Valley Partnership and the Marion County Economic Development Authority. George was reelected in 2016 to the Marion County Board of Commissioner and was once again chosen as the Chairman by fellow Commissioners. He believes strongly that his late mother Ola Mae Neal and his late father George Neal Sr. are the reasons for his small successes in life.
George believes in good constituent services, returning phone calls, participating in community events and working hard for the people of his district and for the entire Marion County. “I want to make a difference for the better and improve the community. I believe in the values of public service and giving of one’s self for a greater cause.”
Mr. Neal is a dedicated family man and is married to Rhonda Neal and they have one daughter Camdyn Neal.