Board Meeting – August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017
Helen, Georgia

Attendance – Officers & Board Members

  • Allison Slocum, President
  • Richard Osborne, Vice-President
  • Norman W. Pope, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Lisa Jackson
  • Mary Teter
  • Jean Anne Marsh
  • Ethan Calhoun
  • Mike Mastrario
  • Tom O’Bryant (Late)
  • Ken Patton, Past President


  • Chrissy Marlowe – UGA
  • Jean Lord – UGA

President Allison Slocum called the scheduled board meeting of GAZA to order at 4:10 p.m.

Minutes of the previous board meeting held on March 24, 2017, in Eatonton, Georgia, had been e-mailed to everyone earlier.  Copies were available for this meeting.  Lisa Jackson made a motion, seconded by Ken Patton, to approve the minutes as written.  Unanimous approval.

Current financial report was distributed to all in attendance.  Norman Pope, Secretary/Treasurer, gave a short report on revenue and expenses of the Association.  Lisa Jackson made a motion, seconded by Ethan Calhoun, to approve the financial report. Unanimous approval.

Jean Lord, UGA, requested the board provide her some guidance on possible walk-up registrations.  Current registrations number 118 and the maximum capacity of room is 120.  Board instructed Jean not to accept walk-up registrations unless we had cancellations.

Under committee reports, the Scholarship Committee composed of Scott Morgan, Gina Roy, Ken Patton, Schubert Lane and Norman Pope will meet tomorrow following lunch to review the applications.  Winner will be announced at the business meeting later that afternoon.

Richard Osborne reported for the Legislative Committee and indicated that Todd Edwards, ACCG, will cover numerous legislative matters in the first session tomorrow.

Angela Rambeau has indicated her work load has increased significantly and she will be unable to continue as the editor of the GAZA newsletter.

Richard Osborne reports that the AICP-CM Committee is working well under the GPA sponsorship of our training classes and he will be the responsible party for all paperwork being submitted.

Membership Committee reports that current membership stands at 158 members and several actions are being undertaken to reach goal of 190 members for 2017.

A nominating committee will be appointed at tomorrow’s business meeting to provide a proposed slate of officers plus two board positions.  Election will be held at the 2018 Winter Conference at Lake Blackshear in February of 2018.

Speaker introductions for the six sessions of the 2017 Summer Conference were established.

Discussion of Planning Commission training and a proposed survey were brought to the Board for review and comment.

Ken Patton was asked to coordinate the request to vendors to help underwrite costs for dinner at Lake Blackshear and future conferences.

Meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

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