February 4, 2010
President Tom O’Bryant called the business meeting of GAZA to order at 12:03 p.m.
Minutes of the previous business meeting held on August 13, 2009, in Savannah, Georgia, had been distributed to all members. A motion by Nancy Seegar, seconded by Tim Pitrowski, was made to accept the minutes as written. Unanimous approval.
Financial report was distributed to all in attendance. Norman Pope gave a short report on revenue and expenses. After reviewing the report, Ken Patton made a motion, seconded by Randy Mannino, to approve the financial report. Unanimous approval.
President O’Bryant reminded all members about filling out their evaluation forms after each session and indicating to the Board any sessions that would be beneficial for future conferences. He also reminded all members about renewing their membership for 2010 if not already done, and requested that all members get involved in helping to recruit new members.
Scholarship applications are available at the conference as well as thru the website. Applications should be filed by April 30, 2010, to be considered for the 2010-2011 Betty Gecoma Scholarship. If anyone should have questions regarding the scholarship, they should contact Norman Pope.
Any members desiring AICP CM credits should sign the attendance list located on the table outside of the meeting area. The committee for the AICP credits will deliver an overview of the program to the Board at its meeting in July, 2010.
Ken Patton presented to the general membership the proposed slate of officers for 2010-2011.
President – Nancy Seegar – no nominations were received from the floor – Dan Gunter made a motion, seconded by Scott Morgan, that she be elected by acclamation. Unanimous approval.
Vice-President – Randy Mannino – no nominations were received from the floor – Wilson Roberts made a motion, seconded by Norman Pope, that he be elected by acclamation. Unanimous approval.
Secretary/Treasurer – Norman Pope – no nominations were received from the floor – John Peters made a motion, seconded by Mike Mastrario, that he be elected by acclamation. Unanimous approval.
The Nominating Committee also put forth the name of Allison Slocum to fill the unexpired term of Randy Mannino on the Board of Directors. That term is set to expire in 2013. With no nominations from the floor, Richard Osborne made a motion, seconded by Duane Treadon, that Allison be elected by acclamation. Unanimous approval. All newly elected officers and board members take office immediately.
Nancy Seegar gave a short report on the possibility of establishing a certification program for zoning administrators thru GAZA. Meetings have already been held with UGA officials, and additional data and information will be gathered prior to the Summer Conference.
The Summer Conference will be held at the Sea Palms Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia, on July 21 - 23, 2010. A decision will be reached at the Conference in regard to the 2011 schedule and whether one or two conferences will be held in 2011.
President O’Bryant and the Board of Directors recognized Richard Osborne for his outstanding work on the GAZA website and his valuable contributions to our organization. With no further business to be conducted, President O’Bryant adjourned the business meeting at 12:25 p.m.