Perry’s public safety director named to Board of Corrections

PERRY — Perry Public Safety Director George Potter has been tapped by Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve on the state Board of Corrections.

The executive appointment was announced Friday by Perdue. Potter, 60, served as Perry’s police chief for 10 years before he assumed the role of public safety director in March 2006.

His appointment as police chief in 1996 followed a 26-year law enforcement management career in Columbus, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

Potter is a member and past president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police; serves as an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Fort Valley State University; and holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbus State University and a second master’s degree from Troy State University, according to the release. He and his wife, Connie, have three children, the release said.