December 2, 2020
By Dawn M. Jones
The Cherokee Tribune, Canton
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend congratulations to Opie Dean Bowen, senior counsel for the Cherokee County government, on his appointment by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve as a member of the state’s Certificate of Need Appeal Panel.
All Georgians will benefit from Mr. Bowen’s service on the panel, which conducts appeals hearings to review initial decisions by the Georgia Department of Community Health to grant or deny a Certificate of Need application from a healthcare facility or service.
By accepting this appointment, Mr. Bowen demonstrates his continued commitment to public service. We wish him well in this new capacity of statewide leadership.
Dawn M. Jones
President, State Bar of Georgia