Annual Business Meeting
Wednesday, March 28
President Alan Ours called the meeting to order and asked for a motion to accept the minutes from the Fall Membership Meeting. A motion was made, seconded and all approved.
Ours then asked Secretary-Treasurer Tom Couch to present the year-end financial statement. Couch presented the balance sheet and statement and said that the reserve fund continues to grow. He asked for a motion to accept the statement, a motion was made, seconded and all approved.
Ours then went through a few issues that he wanted to inform the membership about. The first, was a change in the nominating process for ICMA. All members had previously received notice of this change, but he went through the procedure so that everyone would be clear on the new procedures. Ours then asked the membership to review the copy of the Bylaws to see a few housekeeping changes that had been suggested, just to keep the document consistent. There was a motion to accept these changes, a second and all approved. Ours then said that all members should be diligent in getting new members to join GCCMA. Numbers have been dropping slightly the past couple of years and part of that is economy, but the other part is that members are not sharing information about GCCMA with their new neighbors, when they get them. Ours also announced that the Transforming Local Government Conference had been awarded to GCCMA and the City of Atlanta and that a steering committee would be meeting on Friday to start the planning. He encouraged everyone to purchase a 50/50 raffle ticket, which was to benefit the fundraising efforts for the TLG Conference. The dates for the Conference are April 10-13.
Ours then asked Andrea Arnold and Terrell Jacobs to give an ICMA update. Andrea reminded the membership that donations were needed to the ICMA Life Well Run Program for marketing. Terrell showed a brief video from Phoenix and said that he had attended the planning committee meeting there and that everyone should make plans to attend in the fall.
Ours then asked Kenneth Howard to come up and give the nominating committee report. Kenneth asked that the following people come to the front of the room :
President: Julian Jackson, Monroe
Vice President: Tom Couch, Bulloch County
Secretary/Treasurer: Joe Mosley, Metter
Director-at-Large: Alan Ours, Glynn County
NW: Stan Kelley, Lumpkin County
NE: Doug White, Social Circle
Metro: Kay Love, Roswell
Central/Heartland: Al Lawson, Swainsboro
SW: Chris Hobby, Bainbridge
SE/Coastal: Gwen Mungin, Kingsland
Howard announced that this was the slate of officers recommended by the 2012-2013 nominating committee. A motion was made to close the nominations, motion was seconded and all voted in favor. A motion was made to accept the nominations, motion was seconded and all voted in favor. Howard congratulated the new officers and board.
Ours asked if there were other member issues that needed to be addressed, and hearing none, adjourned the meeting.