Supervisors

Woody Snell, PE

Woody Snell, PE

Chairman, Elected

Woody serves as Chairman of the Cobb County Soil and Water Conservation District. He was elected to the district in 1999. Woody received a M.S. in Management from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia. Woody also serves on the Soil and Water Commission Technical Advisory Committee and the Cobb County Development Standards Committee. He has previously served on the State of Georgia NPDES Advisory Committee, the Fulton County Watershed Initiative Committee and the Fulton County Development Advisory Committee.

Woody has twenty-five years of experience in construction, engineering, management and marketing with specific expertise in land development and construction management. As an owner of Lynwood Development Group he is actively involved in the development of a number of residential and mixed-use communities. Lynwood provides to the general public land planning, rezoning, site engineering, construction management, pre-acquisition due diligence and feasibility study services.

Alice Champagne, CPESC, CFM

Alice Champagne, CPESC, CFM

Supervisor, Elected

Alice was elected as a Cobb County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor in 2000. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). She was appointed by Governor Perdue in 2004 to serve on the Stakeholder Advisory Board which provides oversight for Georgia’s mandatory education and certification for erosion and sediment control. In 2005, Alice was selected to be a River Hero by River Network, a national river protection group. She has served on the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Advisory Board and is an active member of the International Erosion Control Association and the Soil and Water Conservation Society.

Prior to her current tenure at the City of Roswell, Alice was involved with the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers , and served as the Director of Technical Programs. Alice was the creator of UCR’s “Get the Dirt Out” campaign, training others to monitor construction sites from polluted stormwater runoff, not only in the Chattahoochee Basin, but throughout Georgia.

Don Ayers, PE

Don Ayers, PE

Supervisor, Elected

Don was elected as a Cobb County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor in 2000. He is the owner of Ayres Engineering, a 30-year old company involved in preparing construction drawings for a wide variety of commercial and residential projects in the Atlanta metro area. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Southern Institute of Technology. He served as the drainage and erosion control engineer for Cobb County and has also worked for various companies preparing construction drawings for municipal and private development projects.

Jim Lanier, CPESC

Jim Lanier, CPESC

Supervisor, Appointed

Jim was appointed to the Cobb County Soil and Water Conservation District in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Agriculture in Plant Sciences from the University of Georgia. Jim has been involved in the land development industry in several capacities his entire career and is currently President/Owner of Aquascape Environmental, an environmental consulting and contracting company. A Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), Jim is often called on to speak to professional and educational groups on topics relating to erosion control, stream restoration, and other aquatic resource issues. Jim has served on the boards of several other organizations, including the Georgia Lakes Society, the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, and the Georgia Vegetation Management Association. He also volunteers his time and resources to a variety of natural resource protection and preservation groups.

Alan Bowling, PE

Alan Bowling, PE

Supervisor, Appointed

Alan has served as an appointed District Supervisor for the CCSWD since 2008.

He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and served as GaSWCC Erosion and Sediment Control trainer from 2006-2009.

He received a M.S. in Civil Engineering (in Sustainable Design and Construction) and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Alan is a husband, father and Water/Wastewater Engineer (hopefully in that order), working for CH2M on local and international infrastructure development projects. His prior work involved civil site design and home construction.

Woody Snell, PE
Chairman
Jim Lanier, CPESC
Supervisor
Alice Champagne, CPESC, CFM
Supervisor
Don Ayers, PE
Supervisor
Alan Bowling, PE
Supervisor