The road leading into Mill Creek park will be officially renamed Tuesday by the Board of Commissioners to Alston Boulevard, in memory of Bulloch’s first Black County Commissioner, Gordon Alston.
Commissioner Alston served over 20 years as a Bulloch County Commissioner before his death in 2004. Alston was 64 when he died.
He was appointed after black citizens filed lawsuits to obtain representation on the board of commissioners. Alston was subsequently re-elected and served over two decades.
Chairman Roy Thompson presented a proposal for the renaming at the February 2 meeting of the commissioners. The vote was unanimous to rename this road for Alston.
Gordon Alston was a Bulloch County Commissioner when Splash in the Boro Waterpark was being built and passed a few months before its opening in June 2004.
The new sign will be unveiled in Tuesday, June 15 ceremony at 11:30 a.m., just inside the park’s entrance near Field 17.