Business Meeting – February 6, 2014

GAZA Business Meeting
February 6, 2014
Athens, GA

The scheduled business meeting of GAZA was called to order at 3:50 PM.

Minutes of the previous business meeting held on Thursday August 29, 2013 at St. Simons Island, GA had been distributed to all in attendance. Dianne Otto made a motion, seconded by Lorie Odom, to accept the minutes as written. Unanimous approval.

The current financial report was provided to all members present. Norman Pope gave a short report on revenues and expenses. Connie Sangster made a motion to accept the financial report. Tonia Studstill seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Norman Pope gave a report on membership and emphasized the need for current members to recruit new members. The 2014 membership renewals are currently being emailed to all 2013 members, and he encouraged everyone to recruit at least one new member.

The GAZA Nominations Committee supplied the membership with a proposed slate of officers to serve in 2014-15 and through the end of the winter conference in 2016. GAZA by-laws require that the officers of the Association must come from the current Board of Directors. The following slate of officers was proposed: Ken Patton – President; Allison Slocum – Vice-President; Norman Pope – Secretary/Treasurer. John Peters made a motion, seconded by Tonia Studstill, to accept the nominations committee proposed slate of officers. Unanimous approval.

The nominations committee submitted the names of Tom O’Bryant and Richard Osborne to serve four years on the GAZA Board of Directors which would carry through the Winter Conference in 2018. No additional nominations were made during the meeting and they were elected by acclamation. The nominations committee also submitted the name of Mike Mastrario to fill an unexpired term brought about by the resignation of Darryl Simmons. The term will run through Winter Conference 2016. No nominations were received from the floor. Mike was elected by acclamation.

President Mannino reminded all conference attendees to sign up if the individual sessions if they wanted to secure continuing education credits for AICP. Allison Slocum encouraged members to submit articles for the upcoming newsletter.

With no further business to discuss, the business meeting was adjourned at 4:08 PM.

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