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Policy Council & Legislative Committees

Legislative Policy Council

Chair: Dorothy Hubbard, Mayor, Albany
GMA Staff: Tom Gehl, (678) 686-6247
 

Community Development Policy Committee

Chair: Lisa Clarke Hill, Councilmember, Moultrie
GMA Staff: Marcia Rubensohn, (678) 686-6248
 
  • Downtown Development
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Historic Preservation
  • Tourism
  • Human Services

Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee

Chair: Danny Dunagan, Mayor, Gainesville
GMA Staff: Tom Gehl, (678) 686-6247
 
  • Water Supply
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Air Quality
  • Soil Erosion
  • Wetlands
  • Parks and Recreation

Municipal Government Policy Committee

Chair: Jim Thornton, Mayor, LaGrange
GMA Staff: Marcia Rubensohn, (678) 686-6248
 
  • Annexation
  • Growth Management
  • Land Use
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Home Rule
  • City/County Relations
  • Regional Issues
  • Elections
  • Building and Construction Codes
  • Open Meetings/Records
  • Right-of-Way Management
  • Telecommunications
  • Utility Deregulation

Public Safety Policy Committee

Chair: Shelly Berryhill, Commissioner, Hawkinsville
GMA Staff: Justin Kirnon, (678) 686-6255
 
  • Local Law Enforcement and Administration
  • Municipal Jails
  • Municipal Courts
  • Fire Safety and Emergency Management
  • Disasters
  • Juvenile Justice

Revenue and Finance Policy Committee

Chairman: Ceasar Mitchell, Council President, Atlanta
GMA Staff: Michael McPherson, (678) 686-6390
 
  • Revenue Resources
  • Taxation
  • Bond Financing
  • Certificates of Participation
  • Lease and Lease Purchase
  • Impact Fees
  • Property Assessment
  • Unfunded Mandates

Transportation Policy Committee

Chairman: Kay Pippin, Mayor, Jackson
GMA Staff: Becky Taylor, (678) 686-6276
 
  • Transportation Planning
  • Highways, Local Roads and Bridges
  • Airports
  • Rail Crossings and Rail Safety
  • Public Transportation
  • Ports
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