Georgia Association of Zoning Administrators

Business Meeting

February 7, 2008

Center for Continuing Education - UGA

Athens, Georgia


President Judy Garrett called the business meeting of GAZA to order at 11:50 a.m. and made some announcements.  She then turned the meeting over to Secretary-Treasurer Norman Pope.


 All Board members and officers were asked to stand as they had been recognized individually at the beginning of the morning session.


Minutes of the previous meeting held on August 2, 2007, had been previously distributed to all members and attendees.  A motion was made by Richard Osborne, seconded by Charles Archer, to accept the minutes as written. Unanimous approval.


The current financial statement for GAZA was distributed to all members and attendees prior to the meeting.  After review and discussion, Judy Garrett made a motion, seconded by Rosemary Street, to accept the financial report.  Unanimous approval.


Secretary-Treasurer Pope announced to the membership that the Summer Conference would be held at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, July 16 thru July 18, 2008, and reservations were now being accepted.


Scholarship applications for the Betty Gecoma scholarship are available on the website, and the deadline for submittal for the 2008-2009 time period is April 30, 2008.


No old business was brought before the membership.


Under new business, Chairman Nancy Seegar presented to the membership the proposed slate of officers for the upcoming two years:


                                    President:         Tom O’Bryant                Term to expire 2010

                             Vice President:         Nancy Seegar                Term to expire 2010

                       Secretary-Treasurer:        Norman W. Pope                       Term to expire 2010


After requesting nominations from the floor and none being received, Ken Patton made a motion, seconded by Albert Studstill, to accept the proposed slate of officers.  Unanimous approval.


Chairman Seegar then proposed board positions to be filled by the following members:


              Darryl Simmons             Term to expire   2011

              Ken Patton                    Term to expire   2011

              Duane Treadon              Term to expire   2011   (To fill unexpired term of Nancy Seegar)


After requesting nominations from the floor and receiving none, Judy Garrett made a motion, seconded by Jacqueline Carver, to accept the proposed slate of Directors. Unanimous approval.


Secretary-Treasurer Pope announced to the membership that President Garrett had appointed a Board committee to study the feasibility of GAZA providing certified AICP courses at our conferences.  Members of that committee are Tom O’Bryant, Ken Patton, Randy Mannino, Nancy Seegar, and Norman Pope.  This group will present a report to the Board prior to the Summer Conference.


During member comments, it was pointed out that the GAZA website needs to be updated and carry current information.  The membership was informed and updated on the current improvements being made on the website.


Another member suggested the organization consider only having one conference per year, possibly of 2 ½ day length.  This matter has been considered previously and the majority of the membership prefers two conferences per year, but all members were asked to indicate their preference on their evaluation sheets.


With no further business to be conducted, the business meeting was adjourned at 12:10 p.m.