|A native of Cordele, Georgia, Commissioner Doug Everett is the first Republican
elected to the Commission from Southwest Georgia. He served as Chairman in
2004. He was elected to the Georgia House from Albany in 1996 and served three
terms before his election to the Commission in 2002. As a State Representative,
he served on the House Industry Committee and the Subcommittee on Utilities.
|Commissioner Everett is the immediate past President of the Southeastern
Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC), a non-profit
corporation for the advancement and education of commission regulation and the
promotion of cooperation among the commissions of the 11 member states. He also
serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Agrirama Development Authority.
He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Nuclear
|Commissioner Everett was born in Cordele, Georgia but moved to Sylvester where
he graduated from high school. He entered Georgia Tech but later transferred to
Georgia Teachers College (now Georgia Southern University) and majored in math.
|After moving to Albany, Commissioner Everett first worked for Albany First
Federal Savings and Loan before starting his own business in 1974, Southern
Appraisal Company that specializes in appraising large commercial and
industrial properties. In 1980, he received his MAI appraisal designation, the
highest appraisal designation one can receive.
|Prior to serving as a legislator, Everett served on the Albany Zoning and
Planning Board of Appeals, the Board of Tax Assessors and three terms on the
Albany City Commission, including two years as Mayor Pro Tem.
|Everett is married to Janice Perry Johnson of Montezuma. The couple has three
grown children, Mitch, Mike and Denice Delk, one great-grandson, and five
grandchildren. Everett is a former member Albany Rotary Club, the Sylvester
JAYCEES, and the Sylvester Kiwanis Club.