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Kelly Brooks Joins OTC Foundation Board

The Honorable Judge Kelly Brooks of Folkston was recently selected to serve as a member of the Okefenokee Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees. Judge Brooks is a partner in the law firm of Adams and Brooks and serves as the State Court Judge of Charlton County. Brooks also serves as the attorney for the Charlton County School District and holds the offices of City Attorney for Nahunta and Municipal Court Judge for both Folkston and Nahunta.

“I am pleased to come along side the leadership and other members of the Foundation to assist in furthering the mission of OTC and its Foundation,” stated Brooks.

Judge Brooks holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law and a BBA in accounting from Georgia Southern University. After completing law school in 1987, Brooks practiced tax law for two years with the international accounting firm Arthur Andersen & Co. in Atlanta before returning to his hometown of Folkston to practice law. 

His support of community is evident from his service and active membership in civic and community clubs/organizations. Judge Brooks is a member of the Waycross Bar Association, Folkston Commerce Club, and Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce. Most Charlton County residents (devoted Indian fans) know him best, though, for his play-by-play radio broadcasting of the Charlton County High School football games.

He has actively supported Okefenokee Technical College as an advocate for the adult education program and as an instructor of the criminal justice program. He and members of his family have completed continuing education courses at OTC, as well.

Judge Brooks and his wife, Nancy, have three children: Patrick, Thomas, and Hannah. The Brooks family attends the First Baptist Church of Folkston, where Kelly is a deacon, Sunday School teacher, member of the adult praise team and adult choir, and chairman of the Finance Committee. 

As part of new trustee orientation, Judge Brooks met with OTC President Gail Thaxton and Foundation Executive Director Cindy Tanner on March 23 to review the organization’s policies and procedures and to tour the Waycross Campus.

“Kelly Brooks is an advocate for education, community service, and workforce development, stated OTC President Gail Thaxton. He will be an asset to the Foundation Board of Trustees.”

The OTC Foundation trustees serve as advisors in the advancement of the college, planning and implementing resource development activities. The Foundation focuses on raising funds for scholarships, state-of-the-art facilities, capital funds projects, and other emerging and existing academic initiatives and priorities that help students be successful. Larry Paulk serves as the board chair.

Kelly Brooks (right), State Court Judge of Charlton County, visited Okefenokee Technical College recently and toured the campus with OTC President Gail Thaxton. Judge Brooks is the newest member of the OTC Foundation Board of Trustees.


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