Welcome - this website is intended to promote awareness of our organization and our role in the local government process of planning and zoning in Georgia. It is also intended as a communication tool for our members regarding upcoming GAZA conferences, applications for membership and available scholarships, our Board of Directors, as well as other information. Please follow the link to the GAZA Mission Statement and Strategic Plan.


The link for the GAZA Facebook page is www.facebook.com/pages/Georgia-Association-of-Zoning-Administrators-GAZA/296774397161161. Please LIKE the page and SHARE with others!   


Glynn County (Brunswick, St. Simons Island, etc.) has job openings for the positions of Planner and Planning Division Manager. Please visit www.glynncounty.org/jobs for more info or contact Frankie Hunter with Glynn County at 912-554-7175 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


September 27-29: GPA (Georgia Planning Association) conference in downtown Columbus at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. Registration is at http://georgiaplanning.org A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Columbus Marriott at 800 Front Ave. Call 800-228-9290 and ask for the GPA group rate of $129, available for reservations placed through September 5.


October 4-5: DCA Community Planning Institute (CPI) in Savannah at the Hyatt hotel downtown, in partnership with GPA. The training will be on Preparing and Implementing your Comprehensive Plan. CPI has been approved by GPA for AICP CM credits. More info soon at www.dca.ga.gov/development/PlanningQualityGrowth/programs/opqg.asp  If you have questions, contact Adriane Wood at DCA at 478-319-0433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


February 8-9, 2018: GAZA Winter conference at Georgia Veterans State Park on Lake Blackshear near Cordele. Activities to do include golf, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, frisbee golf, bicycling, hiking, and the nearby SAM Shortline Excursion Train. For more info, www.gastateparks.org/georgiaveterans 


Please remember to renew your GAZA membership for 2017. The fee is $35 and an application may be found on this website by clicking on "Membership Application". 


Did you know that, as a GAZA member, you, your child, or your grandchild in college/university can apply for the $1,000 annual Betty Gecoma scholarship? Please check out the Betty Gecoma scholarship page for an application. If you or your child/grandchild is approved, you/he/she can re-apply each year to possibly receive additional funds. 


Want something posted on the GAZA website (job posting, event posting, etc.)? Call Richard Osborne at 706-253-8852. Thank you.


For more info on GAZA conferences, contact Jean Lord at the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Allison Slocum, AICP