Board of Directors

 
2018 Officers
Art Morris, Athens, New Urban Forestry   770-496-9848 President
Bill Haws, Georgia Power Company, Savannah
President-Elect
Susan Russell, Arborist, City of Jefferson  706-367-5714
Secretary
Mary Hardin Thornton, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful 706-236-4456
Treasurer
Derrick Catlett, Savannah, Evergreen Tree Service  256-452-3091
Past-President

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, Georgia ReLeaf,and the College Canopy Conference. 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.

2018 DIRectors
Tyler Baxter, Certified Arborist, Boutte Tree  404-436-3727
Roger Cauthen, Certified Arborist,  706-248-0901
Emily Davenport, Engineer, City of Valdosta  229-259-3530
Andrea Greco, Landscape Architect, Certified Arborist, Pond & Co., Norcross  678-336-7740
Randell Hunt, Forester/Horticulturist/Arborist, Macon-Bibb Co.  478-335-5254
Mark McClellan, Forester, Georgia Forestry Commission  478-733-2606
Liz Moss, UGA Center for Invasives & Ecosystem Health, Tifton  304-661-6016
Terry Paige, Municipal Arborist, City of Rome  706-506-3552
Angela Rambeau, Principal Planner, City of Milton  678-242-2539
Robert Seamans, Supt., Engineering/Public Works/Streets & Parks, Statesboro 912-682-8135
David Shostak, City Arborist, City of Alpharetta  678-297-6229
 
EX OFFICIO
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

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