Member church council St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Tifton, 1975. Member Tift County Bicentennial Committee, 1974-1975. Member outreach committee and pastoral care team Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Athens, 1980-1987, vestry, 1986-1987.
Member Leadership Athens, Class of 1985, Augusta, Class of 1989. Membership chairman Clarke County (Georgia) Democratic Committee, 1980-1982, secretary, 1983-1987. Member Georgia Social Services Advisory Council, Georgia Department Human Resources, 1980-1986, 2nd vice chairman, 1985, 1st vice chairman, 1986.
Member District X Social Services Advisory Council, 1980-1987, 2nd vice chairman, 1984-1986. Member Selective Service board 15, Georgia, 1981-1987. Member Southern Gerontological Society, Georgia Gerontological Society (board directors since 1985, chairman awards committee 1986, annual conference committee 1984, chairman committee 1988, president committee since 1989), American Society Aging, National Eagle Scout Association, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce (convention and visitors bureau committee since 1986), American Humanics Foundation, Alpha Phi Omega (life).
Associate editor The Viewpoint, 1976-1977. Lodge: Rotary (chairman Athens club conference and convention promotion committee 1985-1986, chairman district conference committee 1982-1985, foundation student counselor 1983-1984.