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Senator Billy Hickman Appointed to Georgia Council on Literacy

Yesterday, Lt. Governor Burt Jones appointed Chairman of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, Senator Billy Hickman (R – Statesboro) to serve on the Georgia Council on Literacy. This entity was created by Senate Bill 211, sponsored by Sen. Hickman, during the 2023 Georgia Legislative Session. The Council will comprise of ten members of the Georgia Legislature and twenty citizen members who are experts in literacy and education.

“I am honored to serve as a member of the Georgia Council on Literacy,” said Sen. Hickman. “The appointment of the Council is a testament of Georgia’s dedication to improving early literacy rates across our state. Education is one of my top priorities as a legislator and I am eager to bring new ideas to this sector through my membership on this esteemed Council. We will continue to invest in the education of Georgia’s students in order to ensure that they have every opportunity for success in their future. I am thankful to Lt. Governor Burt Jones, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education and Youth Senator Clint Dixon (R – Gwinnett) and the Senate Majority Caucus for their continued trust and I am excited to get to work in this new capacity.”

The Council will evaluate the problems related to state literacy outcomes and recommend improvements. The Council will hold meetings throughout the state, with dates and locations to be announced at a later time.

Sen. Billy Hickman serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Higher Education. He represents the 4th Senate District which includes Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Evans, and a small portion of Chatham. He may be reached at 404.463.1371 or by email at

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