Lt. Governor Cagle Appoints Cumming's Kevin Tallant to Regional Planning Council

June 30, 2009

The office of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced Kevin Tallant has been appointed to serve on the Council of Regional Commissions serving the Cumming area effective July 1.  The Council will serve as the primary strategic entity for land use, environmental, transportation, and historic preservation planning in their designated region.

"Kevin is an experienced and dedicated community leader who I am honored to have serving my office in this capacity," said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. "He brings a wealth of knowledge from years of legal practice and local development experience that make him an excellent choice to lead future planning projects for northeast Georgia.”

Tallant is a practicing attorney and one of the founding members of the law firm Miles & Tallant, LLC. He specializes in local government law, land use law, real property disputes, contract and business litigation, and estate planning.  He has been heavily involved in local civic organizations as a member of the Rotary Club of Johns Creek and President of the Board of Directors of the Forsyth County Community Connection.  He also holds several leadership positions in his church.

Tallant earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia, graduating at the top of his class for both.  He resides in Cumming with his wife Heather and their two children.

Tallant will begin his two-year Council term July 1.  The Council was enacted by the General Assembly passing House Bill 1216 in 2008.  The Council will be the official regional planning and development organization for the local governments and citizens in its designated region.  The Council will create policy direction for the area’s short and long-term comprehensive planning and serve as liaison between its regional communities and the state government.