GETTING TO KNOW
Alex Morrison, executive director of the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority and assistant director of economic development of the Economic and Community Development Department for the city of Macon
Birthplace: Jefferson Parish, La.
Family: Wife, Eleta Morrison
Education: Pike County High School, 2003; Mercer University, degree in journalism and philosophy, 2007; University of Georgia, masters degree in public administration, 2010
Personal interests: Morrison enjoys food and sports, especially tennis. He and his wife love to cook and have a blog at Bungalow Kitchen, www.bungalowkitchen.wordpress.com.
Favorite travel place: Scotland is my familys ancestral home, and I dont think there is any place more beautiful than Glencoe, he said.
Favorite movies: Forrest Gump, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? and Major League are among his favorites.
Currently reading: Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
What do you like to cook?: I enjoy pit barbecue -- the smoked meat tradition, he said. My favorite cuisine takes on American Southern traditions ... and incorporates a lot of different foods.
The most unusual thing youve done: One of the silliest was to see all of Rome in one day, all on foot, he said.
Pets: Cats named Malia and Sasha.
The appliance you use the most: Easily the stove top, he said. I do as much as I can in a frying pan.