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Governor Perdue Announces Reappointments to Georgia Merit System and Stone Mountain Memorial Association

Friday, September 19, 2003  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


Atlanta - Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the reappointments of Marjorie Young as Commissioner of the Georgia Merit System (GMS) and G. Curtis Branscome as CEO of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association (SMMA).

GMS provides leadership in recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse and competent workforce that enables state government to achieve its strategic business objectives. For more information, please visit

"Commissioner Young will continue to work in the best interests of all state employees as we move forward with transforming the culture of state government," said Governor Sonny Perdue. "I thank her for her service and dedication to this state."

SMMA is the state authority responsible for Georgia's Stone Mountain Park. SMMA's mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the 3,200 acre natural resource for the people of Georgia and visitors from around the world. For more information, please visit

"Stone Mountain is a state treasure and we must maintain good stewardship of the park and its many attractions. Curtis Branscome has demonstrated that he has the best interests of the park at heart," said Governor Perdue. "He has earned the opportunity to continue as CEO of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association."