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Alphya Benefield - District 1 Commissioner
Commissioner Alphya Benefield
Vice-Chair Alphya Benefield, District 1 Commissioner
Alphya Benefield, Vice-Chairman
P O Box 722
Folkston, Georgia 31537
(912) 288-4688

Term of Office
January 2011 - December 2014

Committees / Boards
EMS Liaison, Personnel/Management Systems Committee, Budget Committee, Mental Health Office Committee, Charlton County Board of Health, Interlocal Risk Management Agency Board of Trustees, Two Georgias Advisory Committee, Airport Authority

Professional Experience
Registered Nurse, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, presently Pastor of a local church, Tabernacle of Hope Ministries, District 1 County Commissioner

Civic and Community Service
Inactive reservist in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps

Waycross College and South Georgia College Associate of Science in Nursing and Associate of Arts in Psychology, United Christian College in Goldsboro, North Carolina Bachelor of Theology, Refreshing Faith Bible College in Woodbine Master of Divinity

Alphya was born in Brunswick, Georgia to Edith Frazier and Alphonza Cooper, the third of six Siblings.  She is a devoted Mother of three.  Along with her husband Arthur Benefield, Jr., a local Businessman, she is the Grandmother of seven grandchildren.  Commissioner Benefield and Mr. Benefield reside in the city of Folkston.  She is committed to God, her family and the entire Charlton County community.