The GMA Board of Directors has established a Member Services Advisory Council to provide ongoing feedback to the GMA staff on services needed to help cities operate more effectively and efficiently. The group will meet three to four times a year and is comprised of a mix of elected and appointed city officials. It is chaired by GMA 3rd Vice President Boyd Austin, mayor of Dallas.
The board created the council following a year-long study of GMA’s services and city needs. The study included surveys, meetings around the state and review by a focus group.
“We want to make sure the services we’re offering are in line with the needs of cities,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. “GMA has always been responsive in finding services to help cities save money and be more efficient and we want to continue to do so going forward. This council will play an important role in evaluating and guiding our service offerings.”
The members of the committee are:
- Chris Addleton, city manager, Cairo
- Teresa Bolden, city clerk, Valdosta
- Stan Brown, city manager, Oakwood
- Sam Grove, city manager, Cartersville
- Isaiah Hugley, city manager, Columbus
- Mayor Pauline Jenkins, Waynesboro
- Kay Love, city administrator, Roswell
- Teresa Lynn, city clerk, Duluth
- Michelle McNeely, finance director, Pooler
- Mayor Jan Moore, Statesboro
- Councilmember Roslyn Palmer, Bainbridge
- Mayor Kay Pippin, Jackson
- Mayor John Reid, Eatonton
- Bob Schwartz, city manager, Oxford
- Jeff Moon, city manager, Woodstock;
- Mayor Randy Toms, Warner Robins.