Fannin County Executive Director
Gilmer County Coordinator
Merle Howell Naylor
Pickens County Coordinator
Pickens Family Connection, Gilmer Family Connection, and Fannin Family Connection are integral parts of the state-wide network of 159 counties participating in Family Connection and local community-wide collaborations between social service agencies, organizations, and individuals dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families. Participation in Family Connection is encouraged and open to all members of the community. Youth, parents, business, and government leaders are invited to join. Through these collaborations, successful community initiatives have been born, such as Community Thrift Stores, Community Emergency Shelter, Family Advocate program, Rural Home Ownership Loan Program, the Extreme Teen Abstinence Program, and Kids Day Out.