TWO MEMBERS ADDED TO KIDSPEACE GEORGIA
BOARD OF ASSOCIATES
Two Carroll County civic and community leaders have been named to the KidsPeace Georgia Board of Associates. The new members are Cynthia Langley, of Burwell, and Aaron McWhorter of Whitesburg.
KidsPeace Georgia operates a residential treatment center in Bowdon that serves children with behavioral health issues and also offers therapeutic outpatient services. According to Dick Tisinger, chair of the Board of Associates, Langley and McWhorter bring special skills to the group.
“We are honored to have such high caliber individuals join in our efforts here in Georgia,” said Tisinger, attorney with Tisinger Vance. “Both Cynthia and Aaron have already made tremendous contributions with other organizations and we are thrilled that they are lending their talents to our efforts for KidsPeace as well.”
Langley serves as coordinator for the Carroll County Juvenile Wellness Court and has worked for the Department of Juvenile Justice for 17 years. A graduate of Auburn University with a BA in social work, Langley also holds a master’s degree in public administration from West Georgia College.
Her community volunteer efforts have included serving as chair of the board of directors for the Live Oaks Children’s Shelter, a volunteer trainer for the Children and Youth Coordinating Council’s Juvenile Justice Training Network and for Carroll County’s Jumpstart program. A volunteer with the Carroll County Mediation Center, she also is a member of the board of directors of the Georgia Sheriff Youth Homes Pineland Campus, served on the school council at Jonesville Middle School and is a member of the Auburn Alumni Association and the Auburn University Parent Association.
Cynthia is married to Terry E. Langley and they have two daughters, Hannah and Billie, both of whom are attending college.
McWhorter is the owner and president of North Georgia Turf, Inc. of Whitesburg. A native of Heard County, McWhorter grew up on his parents’ dairy farm. He retuned to work there after graduating from West Georgia College with a BA degree in history and spending a few years teaching in Barnesville. In 1985 he launched his turf grass company, starting with 25 acres of Bermuda grass. NG Turf has grown to approximately 2,000 acres with farm locations in Whitesburg, Franklin, Clarkesville, Calhoun and Perry. In 1991 McWhorter incorporated a second company, Sports Turf Inc., to meet the growing athletic field construction business in the region. High profile clients have included the Atlanta Falcons training facility, Auburn Tigers, University of Alabama, Atlanta Public Schools and the 1996 Olympic Softball facility.
McWhorter serves on the boards for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Crop Improvement Association, the Sports Turf Managers Association, the Georgia Board of General Contractors, the Georgia Water Advisory Committee, the Georgia Middle Chattahoochee Regional Water Council, the Carroll County Water Authority and the Urban Agriculture Council. He and his wife, Linda, are the parents of three children, Mark, Merett and Natalie, and four grandchildren.