A Macon-Bibb committee approved the final design plans for the new senior center Tuesday afternoon.
Leroy Thomas says the seniors' persistence and the commissioners' hard work has paid off.
"I told Mayor Reichert, and the commissioners, thank you," he says.
Throughout the past year, Thomas could be found sitting in the the front row of every senior center meeting advocating for the seniors.
Many of whom, had similar complaints, including the center being too small, and not liking suggested new locations.
Prior proposals included sites at the Bloomfield Recreation center, and the A.L. Miller School.
He says, "Just because we are seniors, don't mistake the fact that we are voters, and we are concerned about our own welfare, we are just looking out for ourselves."