Meet Our Governing Board


Katie Minich, Chair

Minich is a native of Blakely, GA where she graduated from Early County High School. She earned a BS in Psychology from Georgia Southwestern State University. She currently serves as a K-12 Outreach Representative for Georgia Student Finance Commission where she provides state and federal financial aid training to students, parents, guidance counselors, and community organizations. She currently resided in Americus, GA with her husband Josh and their two children.

Colton Mims, Vice Chair

Colton Mims was born in Americus and grew up in Plains.  As a Sumter County native, he is committed to volunteering, and hosts an Americus-centric podcast which highlights the people and assets in our Southwest Georgia community . Mr. Mims graduated from Southland Academy in 2010 and South GA Tech’s Aviation Maintenance Program 2012.  He is currently, pursuing a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation & Sustainable Business through Unity Environmental College. Colton is a Licensed Agent Team Member at William Bailey State Farm in Americus and lives in Americus with his wife Abby and their two daughters who attend FCS.

David Luvin, Treasurer

Luvin, originally from Independence, Missouri, has been a resident of Sumter County since his childhood.  He Graduated from Americus High School and has a BS in Computer Information Systems and a MS in Computer Science, both from Georgia Southwestern State University. He owns a local technology firm specializing in supporting small businesses with all of their IT needs. Mr. Luvin resides at Lake Blackshear with his family and they have two sons that attend Sumter County Public Schools.

Jeanie Smith, Secretary

Mrs. Smith is a 25 year resident of Sumter County and works at Habitat for Humanity International in the US Grants department. She attended Indian River Community College in Stuart, FL studying computer and accounting. Her volunteer experience includes serving on the board of the Americus/Sumter Boys and Girls Club, Sumter County School Board, Panther Club, FFA Alumni, and currently serves on the New Horizons Habitat for Humanity board. She is a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and serves as church clerk. Mrs. Smith currently resides in Leslie with her husband of 29 years James. They have 2 grown daughters Anne-Elizabeth and Shelby.

Allyson Drinnon, Parliamentarian

Drinnon is Director of the Volunteer Resource Center with Habitat for Humanity International.   She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Affairs online through Indiana University.  She is a Certified Volunteer Administrator and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.  She lives in Americus, was a founding board member of Furlow Charter School, and has two children that attend FCS.  

Lisa Courtney

Lisa is an accountant at Southern Wholesale Glass.  She holds a BS in Marketing and an Associates in Forensic Accounting. She recently moved to Americus, where she resides with her husband, Michael, Mother-in-law and son who attends Furlow. Mrs. Courtney has been involved in civic groups since a young age.  In recent years, she has been a den leader, pack leader and troop leader for Cub and Boy Scouts, serves in numerous positions in her church, and is a member of the Furlow PTO.