Resume: Wendell T. Dawson

 

Attorney at Law      Mediation Services
Consulting Services

 
Resource Valley Office Park
Suite 1800 B, 1551 Jennings Mill Road
Bogart, Georgia 30622

 
(706) 559-7465
(706) 559-7466 FAX

Address-Personal P. O. Box 528
Watkinsville, GA 30677
 
Education B A,  University of Georgia – 1962
LL B, Massey Law College, Atlanta-1969
 
Military Background                 U.S. Army active duty - March 1963 to December 1964; Rank of First Lieutenant discharged from Reserves as Captain
 
Law Practice Admitted to GA Bar in May 1970 in Cobb County
 
General - Civil practice of law in Oconee County as sole practitioner since July 1970
Associations Western Circuit Bar Association
 
Georgia Bar  Association
 
Oconee County Jaycees- 1971-74
 
Watkinsville Civitan Club- 1970-79
 
Oconee County Chamber of Commerce
 
Association County Commissioners of Ga- 1989-2000
Positions

County Attorney for Oconee County, GA for 10 years- 70’s-80’s
 
County Commissioner for 4 years-1973-77
 
City attorney for Watkinsville (1970 - 1988)
 
City attorney for North High Shoals (1970 - 1993)
 
Oconee County School Board attorney (1970 - 1988)
 
Past President, Watkinsville Civitan Club
 
Past Director - Northeast Georgia Girl Scout Council
 
Charter Member, Oconee County Chamber of Commerce
 
Chairman, 4th district, Association County Commissioners of Georgia (1993 - 1994)
 
Chairman, Board of Directors  North GA Regional Development Center (1993 - 1994)
 
Director, Athens Regional Medical Center, Inc. (1995 - 1998)
 
Director, Georgia Academy for Economic Development (1996 - 1997)
 
Member, Georgia Water Campaign Advisory Board (1997 - 1999)
 
Vice-Chair, Oconee County Development Authority (1996 - 2000)
 
Chairman, Oconee County Board of Health (1993- 2000)
 
Chairman, Trustees ACCG - IRMA Insurance Pool (1998 to 2000)
 
Chairman, Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority (1994 - 2000)
 
Member, Board of Managers, Association County Commissioners of GA (1996 –2000)
 
Chairman, Region 5 Advisory Council Georgia DCA & DITT (1998-2000)

Commission Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Oconee County for 12 years (1989-2000)

Awards Army Commendation Medal- 1964
 
Certified County Commissioner – 1990
 
ACCG Leadership Academy- 1993
 
Oconee Rotary 4 Way Test Award- 1997
 
ACCG Emory Greene Leadership Award- 2000
 
Robert L. and Betty Williford Distinguished
Northeast Georgia Service Award by NE GA
Regional Development Center-May 17, 2001
Mediation Training Mediation & Conflict Management Skills – 20 hours, Justice Center of Atlanta- Sept. 2000
 
Family Law Mediation- 40 hours, Decision Management Associates, Atlanta – Oct.2000
 
Mediation Observation Training, Resolution
Resources Corporation, Atlanta- Feb. 2001
 
Family Law Mediation Practicum, Atlanta Divorce Mediators, Inc., Atlanta, March 2001
 
Registration Number 1879, GA Office of Dispute Resolution