Carroll County Commission Chairman Michelle Morgan was appointed this week by Gov. Brian Kemp to a COVID-19 committee consisting of 18 county chairs and administrators throughout the state of Georgia.

The committee was formed to devise, debate and decide ways to address issues affecting counties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to deal with exigent issues stemming from the presence of the disease. The committee will also offer conclusions to the governor for his consideration.

The committee will meet weekly via teleconference and held its first meeting on Wednesday, April 8.

Morgan was one of 15 chairmen within the state to be appointed to the committee due to her leadership and effectiveness during this time of crisis, including being one of the first in Georgia to sign a Public Health State of Emergency to ensure Carroll County would receive the financial assistance it needs during these unprecedented times.

“This is a tremendous honor and opportunity to work closely and share ideas with other commission chairs and Governor Kemp to discuss economic recovery efforts when we emerge from this pandemic,” Morgan said in a news release. “I will continue to work hard to focus on what actions need to be taken on a local level to ensure our citizens have every resource and opportunity available to assist them.”