Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Opportunities to Affect Local Policy

Note the following opportunities for citizen involvement with the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County.

Citizens are sought for the following major policy-making boards:

• Industrial (Economic) Development Authority
• Library Board
• Board of Health
• Board of Tax Assessors
• Construction Board of Appeals
• Department of Family and Children Services Board
• Georgia Bioscience Joint Development Authority
• Planning Commission

Applicants must be Athens-Clarke County residents and registered to vote in Athens-Clarke County. Interested citizens can obtain an application and informational packet by clicking here. The deadline for applications to be delivered to the Clerk of Commission is Friday, 06 November. Applications can be dropped off in person at City Hall Room 204 or mailed to ACC Clerk of Commission, P.O. Box 1868, Athens GA 30603-1868. Call (706) 613-3031 if you have questions.

Also, The October 2009 Term of the Grand Jury of Athens-Clarke County has been charged with appointing at least 21 members to the 2010 Athens-Clarke County Overview Commission. The Overview Commission is responsible for conducting a review and evaluation of the operation of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County at least once every ten years. The commission will convene on 05 January, 2010 and is required to complete its review within twelve months. For more information, contact the Athens-Clarke County Grand Jury October 2009 Term by e-mail (grandjury@co.clarke.ga.us) or by calling (706) 613-3784. Detailed information is available by clicking here. Applications are due by noon on Monday, 23 November.

Finally, the SPLOST 2011 Committee will be accepting project requests for SPLOST 2011 through Tuesday, 15 December. Instructions, contact information and information on how to submit a project are available online through the SPLOST 2011 link. Please be aware that projects can be very complicated and require detailed information, particularly for cost projections. In most cases, it is advised that individuals interested in submitting a project for consideration should work with an organization or agency or contact the appropriate Athens-Clarke County department. For further details, see the website or contact John Culpepper (johnculpepper@co.clarke.ga.us) or Chris Caldwell (chriscaldwell@co.clarke.ga.us) in the Finance Department, or by calling (706) 613-3040.