SOUTHWEST FORSYTH -- Forsyth County’s planning board is once again fully represented after a period of turnover and a vacant post.
Patrick Britt attended his first work session Tuesday as the planning representative for District 3, which covers southwest Forsyth.
He was appointed by Commissioner Todd Levent and said he will bring a pro-business background to the board, which makes recommendations on rezoning requests to the Board of Commissioners.
“We need a growth plan that’s unique to Forsyth County and not like others before us,” Britt said.
Britt is a sales director at CallidusCloud Software and has worked in software sales for 20 years.
He said he has been vocal in local politics to make “sure people want to live in Forsyth County,” while keeping businesses growing and “molding the next generation of fiscally responsible and productive citizens.”
He replaced Greg Dolezal in the District 3 post, who left the board at the end of 2015 after county commissioners voted against allowing him to rescind his resignation that he had previously submitted but wanted to take back.
Britt’s community involvement has included being a Boy Scout den leader, West Forsyth Youth Lacrosse coach and baseball, football and soccer coach to all aged kids in west Forsyth.
“Refereeing youth lacrosse is also on my list of to-do’s, as well as sitting on the West Forsyth Lacrosse Board of Directors,” he said.
He is currently the president of Denmark Youth Lacrosse.
“Raising awareness for neck injuries in youth sports and reducing risk for youth sports programs” has also been a focus of his community involvement.
Britt volunteers for Must Ministries, a homeless shelter and rehabilitation and work program in Cobb County.
After moving to Georgia in 1987, Britt graduated from Georgia State University in 1994 with a degree in political science and marketing.
He and his wife, Kerry, moved to Forsyth County in 1999, where they have raised their five boys.
Their family is active at North Point Church in Alpharetta and spent 13 years at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church.