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Chapter Officers and Directors

Every Friends chapter has an administrative Board of Directors that performs many duties for the chapter and for the chapter’s home park. The Bend Directors for 2019 are:

Philip LaRue, President – Membership Director.

Steve St Laurent*, Vice President – Trails and Communications Director.

Jan Pierce, Treasurer – River Director.

Cheryl Reed, Secretary – Equestrian Director.

The other board members are: Sam Bowers, Chris Doane, Richard Harper, Dean Jackson*, and Tara Mostowy.

* founding member of chapter

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Chapter History

In 2008, as Coweta County moved forward on improving the main access road to the park, a group of citizens formed a Steering Committee that set the foundations for the Friends chapter.

A charter was written, amended, tweaked and sent to the Friends of GA State Parks organization. In January 2009 the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park (FoCBSP) was officially chartered — the first chapter in Georgia history to form before construction even started!

Many of the Steering Committee members elected to serve on an interim Board of Directors until the first Annual Meeting in June. 10 of the 11 interim FoCBSP Directors were reelected (one declined to continue service).


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Friends of GA State Parks

When you become a Friend of Georgia State Parks, you become more than just a park visitor. Being a Friends member has a "price" beyond the dollars you hand over for membership, and that little bit extra -- volunteering -- carries rewards greater than the discounts and perks .

It's certainly not obligatory that you volunteer, but when you do it changes your perspective. You get to know the folks who work at the park, you get to know the park itself, you see what needs improvement from an insider's point-of-view, and you have the ability to make the park better.

There are as many different volunteer opportunites at each state park as there are different species of trees. But at Chattahoochee Bend, we will have the unique experience of actually building our park! How exciting is that!?


Updated 11 March, 2019   

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