Lt. Governor Duncan Announces Appointments to the Georgia Commission on Civics Education

Staff Report

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 220, today Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced his appointments to the Commission on Civics Education. A result of the 2022 legislative session, the Georgia Commission on Civics Education establishes a 17-member commission tasked with promoting civic engagement and enhancing Georgia's K-12 curriculum surrounding public service. 

Tasked with selecting three members of the committee, including one member from both the majority and minority caucuses, the Lt. Governor has made the following appointments:

Sen. Jason Anavitarte (R - Dallas)
Sen. Chuck Payne (R - Dalton)
Sen. Freddie Powell Sims (D - Dawson)

"Having a comprehensive understanding of governmental operations and the importance of civic duty is a foundational component of building a well-informed society," said Lt. Governor Duncan. "I was proud to support the creation of this critical commission and look forward to seeing how their initiatives aid in preparing Georgia's next generation of leaders."

With the Governor tasked with designating a Chairperson, the remaining appointees will consist of members from the Georgia House of Representatives, as well as additional appointees from various judicial, education, business and nonprofit entities. 

To read more about the Commission's responsibilities and required membership makeup, click here.