The consolidation transition team formed five committees Tuesday that'll put together the details of merging the Macon and Bibb County governments.
Transition team co-chairs, Sen. Cecil Staton and Rep. Nikki Randall, along with Mayor Robert Reichert, recommended most of the committee assignments.
Randall and Staton also appointed four ex officio members to each committee. They are Randall, Reichert, Staton and Bibb Commission Chairman Sam Hart.
Reichert noted that the ex officio members could vote on issues being decided by the committees, but they couldn't be counted when establishing a quorum needed to conduct business.
The five committees are facilities, finance, human resources, law and technology.
Facilities members are Bibb Commissioner Elmo Richardson, state Sen. Miriam Paris, Macon Council President James Timley, Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce Pesident Leonard Bevill and real estate/businessman Roy Fickling.
Bevill was named chair of the facilities committee.
The finance committee consists of Councilman Tom Ellington, Richardson, Mercer University President Bill Underwood, Fickling and retired banker Pearlie Toliver.
Toliver is the committee chair.
Human resources members are Bevill, Underwood, Paris, Sheriff Jerry Modena and Police Chief Mike Burns. Paris chairs human resources.
Attorney Jeffery Monroe, Underwood, Ellington, Toliver and Hart constitute the law committee. Monroe is chairman of the law committee.
Technology members are Monroe, Modena, Burns, Richardson and Randall. Richardson is the technology chairman.
Two ex officio members, Hart and Randall, also serve as regular committee members. Hart serves on law, Randall technology. Because they're regular committee members, they could be used to establish a quorum.