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Description of Appointed Boards

Albany Dougherty Aviation Commission

(Contact David Hamilton: 430-5175)

The Albany Dougherty Aviation Commission is a seven member board charged with the management and oversight of the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport and McAfee Air Terminal. Upon recommendation from the Aviation Commission, five members are appointed by the City Commission for three year terms, a City Commission member serves for a one year term, and the Mayor serves for his term of office. The board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00 P.M. in the Airport Administrative Conference Room.  (Please feel free to contact Transportation Director D. Hamilton for assistance regarding meeting times/dates and/or to request copies of Aviation Commission minutes).

Albany Dougherty County Joint Board of Registration & Elections

(Contact Ginger Nickerson: 431-3247)

This is a five member board (one appointed by the City Commission, one by the County Commission, one by the Republican Party, one by the Democratic Party, and one by the other Board members). The Board was established by State legislation. It abolished the Joint Board of Registrars for Dougherty County and the City of Albany and the Dougherty County Board of Elections. It replaced the City Clerk of the City of Albany as Municipal Elections Superintendent. Appointees serve two year terms. The board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. in the Government Center.  (Please feel free to contact Elections Superintendent G. Nickerson for assistance regarding meeting times/dates and/or to request copies of minutes).

Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission

(Contact Justin Strickland: 434-0044)

This is a nine member board (three appointed by the City Commission, one of which is the City Manager, three by the County Commission, one of which is the County Administrator, and three from the Chamber of Commerce).  (Please contact Executive Director J. Strickland for meeting location/times/dates and/or to request copies of minutes).

Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority

(Contact Jackie Teemer, Interim Director: 439.7752)

The Albany Dougherty Inner-City Authority was created by the State Legislature in 1977 and through enabling legislation was able to acquire and build properties to enhance the development of Albany-Dougherty County. ADICA’s role is to carry out, (a) public projects, and (b) redevelopment projects authorized by the Redevelopment Powers Law, in accordance with the Redevelopment Plan. ADICA has citywide and countywide jurisdiction.

The ADICA Board has seven members that are appointed by the City Commission. The board meets on an as needed basis throughout the year, depending on agenda items that require board action. The meetings are open to the public, and are held on the first floor of the City/County Governmental Building. All meetings are held in room 120 of the Government Center Building located at 222 Pine Ave.  (Please feel free to contact Interim Director J. Teemer for assistance with meeting times/dates and/or to request copies of  ADICA minutes).

Downtown Development Authority 

(Contact Interim Director Jackie Teemer:  439.7752)

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of Albany, Georgia is a public body corporate and politic, created in and for the City of Albany located in Dougherty County. The Authority has been created by the General Assembly of Georgia and has been activated by the City as a downtown development authority under the Downtown Development Authorities Law, O.C.G.A. Section 36-42-1, et seq. by a resolution of the governing body of the City, duly filed with the Secretary of State of Georgia and the Department of Community Affairs. The DDA board helps to facilitate and develop privately financed projects.

The DDA Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. The meetings are open to the public, and are held on the first floor of the City/County Governmental Building. All meetings are held in room 120 of the Government Center Building located at 222 Pine Ave. at 5:30 pm.   (Please feel free to contact  Interim Director J. Teemer for assistance with meeting times/dates and/or to request copies of  DDA minutes).

Albany Dougherty Payroll Development Authority

(Contact Justin Strickland: 434-0044)

This Authority was established by Constitutional amendment in 1958. It is a five member board comprised of the Mayor, the Chairman of the County Commission, the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, and one member each appointed by the City and County Commissions after names are submitted to the respective Commissions by the Chamber. The appointees by the City and County Commissioners serve three year terms.   (Please contact Executive Director J. Strickland for meeting location/times/dates and/or to request copies of minutes).

Albany Dougherty Planning Commission

(Contact Paul Forgey: 438-3900)

This is a joint City/County agency involved in planning and zoning activities for the City and County. It is composed of ten members, five of which are appointed by the City and five by the County, for three year terms. The board meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 2:00 P.M. in the Central Square Complex, 240 Pine Avenue in room 380.  (Please feel free to contact Planning Director P. Forgey for assistance regarding meeting times/dates and/or to request copies of Planning Commission minutes).

Barrier Free Design Board (currently not active)

(Contact John Hudgens: 883-6955 x. 2219)

This is a 13 member board consisting of seven voting members and six non-voting members (City staff). The seven voting members are appointed by the City Commission for three year terms. Four of these are individuals who are handicapped and/or have an understanding of and a commitment to problems facing the handicapped. The other three members are representatives of the business & professional community.  (Currently this board is not active - please contact City Clerk's office  for additional information). 

Chehaw Park Authority

(Contact Don Meeks: 430-5276)

This authority was established by the General Assembly in 1979, amended in 1986 to provide for the appointment of two additional members, and amended again in 1997 to add two additional voting members and one additional ex officio non-voting member. The 1997 amendment also stipulated that no more than two members can reside in counties contiguous to Dougherty County. The nine voting members are currently comprised of one City Commission member (serves for tenure of office) and eight citizen members appointed by the City Commission for two year terms. The City Manager serves for his/her tenure of office as a non-voting member. The Authority meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 P.M. at the Chehaw Education Center.  (Please  feel free  to contact Executive Director D. Meeks for assistance with meeting times/dates and/or to requests for  copies of Chehaw Park  Authority  Board minutes).

Civilian Review Board

(Contact Stacie Mote: 431-2805)

This Board was created by Ordinance (05-108) in April 2005. Members are appointed by the Mayor and Board of City Commissioners with terms being staggered. Meetings are scheduled as needed through the City Attorney’s office.  (Please feel free to contact S. Mote for assistance with meeting times/dates/location and/or to request copies of board minutes).

Citizens Advisory Committee

(Contact: Stephen Collier, Asst. City Manager 431-3234)

The Citizens Advisory Committee was reconstituted in December, 2003 with the idea of having an overall coordinated approach to community-wide citizen participation and involvement in local government. The goal is to obtain a balance of citizen opinions and recommendations on community issues. One member each was appointed by the Mayor and Commissioners.  (Please feel free to contact Asst. City Manager S. Collier for assistance with meeting dates/times/location and/or to request copies of minutes).

Citizens Transportation Committee

(Contact Kerrie Davis:  438-3900)

This committee was established by joint ordinance of the City and County. The ordinance provided for a nine member citizen board from the City of Albany, Lee County and Dougherty County as follows: Three members appointed by the City Commission, three by the Dougherty County Commission, one member of the Albany Dougherty Planning Commission, one member of the Lee County Commission and one member of the Lee County Planning Commission. Staff assistance is provided by the Albany Dougherty Planning Commission. Members serve three year terms except that the Planning Commission members and the Lee County Commission member serve for tenure of office. The board meets quarterly.  (Please feel free to contact K. Davis for assistance with meeting times/dates/location and/or to request copies of board minutes).

City Tree Board

(Contact Judy Bowles: 430-5257)

This board was formed by ordinance in 1992 with duties of presenting short and long range planning recommendations to the City Commission regarding the preservation of trees. It is a 15 member board, seven of which are appointed by the Mayor and City Commission. The other eight members are as follows: County Forester, designee of Planning Commission, designee of Clean Community Commission, designee of Board of Realtors, City Engineering Director, a nurseryman, designee of the WG&L Engineering Dept., and a licensed practicing civil engineer. The members serve for two year terms. The board meets  quarterly.  (Please contact Executive Director J. Bowles for assistance with meeting times/dates and location and/or to request copies of board minutes).

Community Development Council

(Contact Shelena Hawkins: 483-7650)

This is a 21 member board appointed to make recommendations on CDBG public service grants. Seven of the members are appointed by the City Commission as follows: 3 from the business community, one senior citizen, two disabled citizens, one from social service agencies, and 1 from the Citizens Advisory Committee). The other 14 members are chosen from their respective neighborhood strategy areas; members are appointed  in June of each year for a one year term. (Please feel free to contact Director S. Hawkins for assistance with meeting dates/times and location and to request copies of board minutes.)

Board of Ethics

(Contact C. Nathan Davis, City Attorney 431.2805)

This board was established by Ordinance in 1990 and meets on an as-needed basis on complaints of ethics violations by elected and/or appointed officials. It is a five member board with two members appointed by the City Commission, two by the Dougherty County Circuit Bar Association, and one by the Judge of Superior Court of Dougherty County.  Members serve for two year terms.  (Please feel free to contact N. Davis for assistance with meeting times/dates/location and to request copies of board minutes).

Fire Code Board of Appeals

(Contact Interim Chief Sebon Burns 431-3232)

This five member Joint City/County board meets on an as-needed basis to hear complaints of violations of the Joint Fire Code. Three members are joint appointments by the City and County Commissions, one is a City appointment, and one is a County appointment serving three year terms. (Please contact Interim Fire Chief S. Burns for assistance with meeting information)

Flood Plain Management Review Board

(Contact Paul Forgey: 438-3900)

This seven member Joint City/County board meets on an as-needed basis to consider variances on structures that are below the required base flood elevation level. One of the members is appointed jointly by the City and County Commissions, three by the City Commission and three by the County Commission, with members serving a three-year term. The board meets on an as needed basis in the Central Square Complex, 240 Pine Avenue in room 380.  (Please contact Planning Director P. Forgey for assistance with  meeting times/dates and to request copies of board minutes).

Board of Health

(Contact Phyllis Plummer: 430-6322)

This seven member board determines the health needs and resources of its jurisdiction, develops programs, activities and facilities responsive to those needs and enforces or causes all laws pertaining to health unless the responsibility for the enforcement of such laws is that of another agency. One member is the County Commission Chairman or his appointee, the Mayor or his appointee, the School Superintendent, one member appointed by the City Commission and three member appointed by the County Commission. The appointed members serve six year terms.  (Please contact P. Plummer for assistance with meeting times/dates and location and to request copies of board minutes.)

Historic Preservation Commission

(Contract Paul Forgey: 438-3900)

This eight member board was established in 1996 to provide for designation of historic properties or historic districts, to provide recommendations to the respective City / County Commissions for final approval, and to provide for an appeals procedure. Four of the members must reside in the City and be appointed by the City Commission; four must reside in the County and be appointed by the County Commission. The appointed members serve two year terms.  (Please  The board meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10:00 A.M. in the Central Square Complex, 240 Pine Avenue, Room 380 (Due to meeting times and dates being subject to change, please contact Planning Director P. Forgey for assistance with meeting dates/times and to request copies of board minutes).

Housing Authority

(Contact 434-4500)

This six member authority was established for the purpose of overseeing the business of the Albany Housing Authority. All members are appointed by the Mayor for five year terms except for one member who is a Housing Authority tenant and is appointed for a one year term. The board meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 P.M. at the Housing Authority office.

Joint Board of Adjustment and Appeals

(Contact Paul Forgey 438-3900)

This five member board was established by the City and County consisting of one each, Architect, Engineer, Contractor, Business/Real Estate owner & Citizen member to consider appeals regarding decisions and/or interpretations of the Building Official (Development Services Manager) or his officer/inspector, as it relates to the International (State adopted) Code. These appointments are made jointly by the City and County Commissions and serve three year terms. The board meets on an as-needed basis. The Board has no authority to waiver requirements of the code.

Joint Electrical Board

(Contact Paul Forgey 438-3900)

This board is a seven member joint City/County board composed of representatives of electrical power suppliers (Water, Gas & Light, Mitchell Electric, and Georgia Power), two master electricians, one appointed by the City and one by the County, a professional engineer to be appointed jointly, and one citizen member with the appointment shared by the City and County. These members serve for one year terms. The Electrical Board shall have the power to hear appeals of decisions and interpretation of the Building Official (Development Services Manager) or his officers/inspectors, as it relates to the National Electrical Code (NEC), State adopted Technical Codes. The board meets on an as-needed basis. The Board has no authority to waive the requirements of the code.

Joint Gas Board

(Contact Paul Forgey 438-3900)

The Gas Board is a five member joint City/County board composed of a registered professional engineer, a master gas fitter, a residential heating contractor, the director of the WG&L Gas Dept., and a citizen member. Appointment power is shared by the City and County. These members serve one year terms. The Gas Board shall have the power to hear appeals of decisions and interpretation of the Building Official (Development Services Manager) or his officers/inspectors as it relates to the International (State adopted) Technical Codes. The board meets on an as-needed basis. The Board has no authority to waive the requirements of the code.

Joint Heating & Air Conditioning Board

(Contact Paul Forgey 438-3900)

The Heating & Air Conditioning Board is a five member joint City/County board composed of a registered professional engineer, two master heating & air conditioning contractors, the General Manager of WG&L, and a citizen member. Appointment power is shared by the City and County. The Heating & Air Conditioning Board shall have the power to hear appeals of decision and interpretation of the Building Official (Development Services Manager) or his officers/inspectors as it relates to the International (State adopted) Technical Code. The members serve for one year terms. The board meets on an as-needed basis. The Board has no authority to waive requirements of the code.

Joint Plumbing Board

(Contact Paul Forgey 438-3900)

The Plumbing Board is a seven member joint City/County board composed of two master plumbers, an engineer, a mechanical engineer, the superintendent of the Water Dept., City Public Works Director, and a citizen member. Appointment power is shared by the City and County. These members serve for one year terms. The Plumbing Board shall have the power to hear appeals of decision and interpretation of the Building Official (Development Services Manager) or his officers/inspectors as it relates to the International (State adopted) Technical Codes. The board meets on an as-needed basis. The Board has no authority to waive requirements of the code.

Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful Board

(Contact Judy Bowles: 430-5257)

This is a joint City/County board charged with the responsibility of improving the physical appearance of Albany and Dougherty County through community education and community involvement. Certain members serve by virtue of their office, but other members are appointed by the City or County from a list of recommendations furnished by the Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful Board. Members serve three year terms. The board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 Noon at Phoebe East.

Pension Board

(Contact Phil Roberson: 883-8330)

This board was established to oversee the pension fund and retirement benefits for the employees of the City of Albany. The board is comprised of the Mayor for his tenure of office, two City Commission members for two year terms, three employee members and one retiree member elected by their peers and two citizen members appointed by the Pension Board for two year terms. The Finance Director also serves by virtue of office. The board meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 9:00 A.M. in Room 120 of the Government Center.

Southwest Georgia Regional Development Commission

(Contact Robert McDaniel: 522-3552)

The Southwest Georgia Regional Development Center Executive Board is the governing board of the Southwest Georgia Regional Development Commission, an agency responsible for regional planning and the provision of technical assistance to local governments. Albany and Dougherty County have five appointments to this board, a City public official, a County public official, and three other appointments jointly made by the City and the County for one year terms. The board meets on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M. at the RDC in Camilla. The months of November and December are combined meeting that is usually held the first week in December.

Stadium Authority

(Contact Pam Hill: 483-6300)

The Stadium Authority is the governing board over operations of the Hugh Mills Stadium. This is a seven member board with two members appointed by the City Commission, two by the County Commission, two by the Board of Education, and one by the other six members. They serve four year terms. The board meets on as as-needed basis.

Task Force on Homelessness

(Contact Shelena Hawkins: 483-7650)

This is a board is a collaboration of organizations and community advocates dedicated to ending homelessness and increasing the supply of sustainable and affordable housing. The board meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m., in the 1st floor conference room of the Micro Business Enterprise Center.

Albany Utility Board

(Contact Vernesta Williams: 883-8330 x 4203)

The Utility Board is the governing board over operations of the City’s utility system. This is a four member board appointed by the City Commission, with the Mayor serving as Chairman, and fifth member, for his/her tenure of office. Board members serve two year terms. The board meets on the second and last Thursday of each month at 8:30 A.M. in the conference room of the Utility Department located at 401 Pine Ave.

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