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Benjamin Harrison West, American regional planner.

Background

West, Benjamin Harrison was born on September 26, 1941 in Calhoun, Georgia, United States. Son of Eulas Spurgin and Amer (Bramblett) West.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Georgia, 1962, Master of Public Administration, 1969.

Career

Assistant personnel director DeKalb County (Georgia), 1962-1964. Administrative assistant to county manager, Fulton County, Georgia, 1964-1967, assistant county manager, 1968-1969, acting county manager, 1969-1970, county manager, 1970-1972. Director department governmental services Atlanta Regional Commission, 1972-1973, executive director, since 1973.

Board directors Equal Opportunity of Atlanta. Board visitors Grady Memorial Hospital Named one of Five Outstanding Young Men of Year, Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1971. Recipient awards Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Georgia.

Membership

Member National Association Regional Councils (Outstanding Regional Council Executive Director 1986), Government Fin.

Connections

Married Jane Munday, June 8, 1962. Children: Jeff, Susan.

father:
Eulas Spurgin West

mother:
Amer (Bramblett) West

spouse:
Jane Munday

children:
Jeff West

Susan West