Georgia Association of Zoning Administrators
SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING
February 4, 2009
UGA Continuing Education Center
Board Members in Attendance:
Board Members Absent:
Others in Attendance:
Pauletta Rogers - UGA
Richard Osborne - GAZA Member
President Tom O’Bryant called the meeting to order at 5:08 p.m.
After reviewing the minutes from the August 15, 2008, Board Meeting,
Nancy Seegar made a motion, seconded by Darryl Simmons, to approve
the minutes as written. Unanimous approval.
The financial statement was distributed to all in attendance. After
review and discussion, Nancy Seegar made a motion, seconded by
Randy Mannino, to approve the financial report. Unanimous approval.
Richard Osborne made a presentation to the Board concerning the
updated website and conducted a demonstration of the new site.
Richard was commended for his dedication and hard work to get the
website updated and more “user friendly”.
Ken Patton, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, submitted a written
report to the Board concerning the upcoming Board positions to be
open in February, 2009. The report indicated that the committee would
place in nomination the names of Randy Mannino and Steve Scholar,
current Board members, to continue in their duties for an additional four
year term beginning February, 2009, and ending February 2013. Other
members of the Nominating Committee were Scott Morgan and Richard
After reviewing the program and speakers for the Winter 2009
Conference, Board members were assigned or volunteered to introduce
the speakers for the upcoming conference. Pauletta Rogers reported to
the Board that we currently had 122 people registered for the
Conference with 18 being registered as first-time attendees. In
comparison with previous Winter Conferences, it appears that
registrations are down about 25%.
Due to the low number of registrations, the proposed give-away of a
light windbreaker was too costly, and a small memo book with wallet
sleeves was substituted. Bingo will be the entertainment for Thursday
evening with Steve Scholar doing the play-by-play. Dinner for Thursday
evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a raffle for the giveaways
and bingo with more than $1200.00 of prizes following.
Discussion was held concerning GAZA’s ongoing efforts to become a
certified AICP CM provider. Due to an extremely heavy workload and
unexpected staff cuts, Ken Patton will be unable to continue in his
duties as the coordinator of that program. Sharyn Darlington made a
motion, seconded by Randy Mannino, to appoint Nancy Seegar to that
post. Motion passed unanimously. Nancy will assume her additional
duties as the GAZA AICP CM coordinator immediately.
Discussion was also held concerning the need for a membership
committee. Solicitation of the general membership for volunteers to that
Committee will be made during the business meeting.
Summer Conference will be held in Savannah from August 12th thru
14th. The host facility will be the Marriott located on the Riverfront.
The next scheduled Board meeting will be on Friday, March 20, 2009,
beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Eatonton. More information as to place will
be provided later.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:17 p.m.