Board and Committees

2017 Officers
Derrick Catlett, Savannah, Evergreen Tree Service  256-452-3091
Art Morris, Athens, New Urban Forestry   770-496-9848
Susan Russell, Arborist, City of Jefferson  706-367-5714
Dale Higdon,Dacula, Retired GFC/Consulting Arborist  770-366-8182
Daniel S. Bauer, Covington, Arbor Equity, Inc.  877-647-6445

The Board manages the affairs of the organization, and board members are the ultimate stewards of the Council’s mission, programs and policies. Board members are expected to attend the four Quarterly Meetings of the Council membership (the 4th meeting being the Annual Conference) in addition to Board Meetings approximately 2 weeks prior to the regular meetings. Board members are also ambassadors of the organization, representing the Council and its programs throughout Georgia and bringing new members and constituents to our group. The organization’s Standing Committees include Executive, Finance, Nominations, Membership, Governance and Educational. Other committees include Annual Awards,  Landmark & Historic Trees, Annual Conference Committee, and other committees as listed below. Typically, these committees are chaired by board members, though others may serve on them as well.  Election to the board is an opportunity to participate on the front line of community forestry in Georgia.

2017 Directors
Roger Cauthen, Certified Arborist, Retired Athens-Clarke Co.  706-248-0901
Andrea Greco, Pond & Co., Norcross  678-336-7740
Bill Haws, Georgia Power Company, Savannah
Randell Hunt, Forester/Horticulturist/Arborist, Macon-Bibb Co.  478-335-5254
Mark McClellan, Forester, Georgia Forestry Commission  478-733-2606
Michele McIntosh-Ross, Principal Planner, City of Milton  678-242-2538
Liz Moss, UGA Center for Invasives & Ecosystem Health, Tifton  304-661-6016
Terry Paige, Municipal Arborist, City of Rome  706-506-3552
Robert Seamans, Supt., Engineering/Public Works/Streets & Parks, Statesboro 912-682-8135
David Shostak, City Arborist, City of Alpharetta  678-297-6229
Joan Scales, Sustainable Community Forestry Program Manager, Georgia Forestry Commission, Athens  478-733-2604
Susan Granbery, U&CF Coordin., Ga. Forestry Commission, Stone Mountain  678-476-6227
 Mary Lynne Beckley, Executive Director, Stone Mountain  470-210-5900

Chair: Dale Higdon

Chair: Dan Bauer, Past-President

Chair: Dan Bauer, Past-President

Chair: Art Morris


Chair: Art Morris, President-Elect

Landmark & Historic Tree Register
Chair: Daniel Bauer

Membership and Development

Chair:  Susan Russell

Georgia ReLeaf

Chair:  Mark McClellan

Annual Conference:

Chair:  Joan Scales

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