Governing Board

The governing body of the non-profit corporation is the Board of Trustees. Trustees are elected at the annual meeting of the Board and serve until a successor is elected or they leave or are removed from office. There are no limitations as to the number of successive terms of office a Trustee may serve. Vacancies may be filled by the Trustees at any meeting by majority vote. Advisors may be added by the Trustees at any meeting by majority vote. Trustees may not benefit financially in any way from the project.

The Board of Trustees supervises, controls and directs the management, affairs and property of the corporation; determines policies and changes; and promotes the purposes and objectives of the project and disburses its funds. All actions of the Board of Trustees must be consistent with the articles of incorporation and by-laws.

2017 Officers

President –Gary Bellamy (Toccoa)

Vice-President – Ray Ward (Toccoa)

Secretary – Martha Mitchell (Toccoa)

Treasurer – George Smith (Toccoa)

Local Steering Committee

Cynthia Brown (Martin) – Chair

Brenda Carlan (Toccoa)

Rick Hack (Martin)

Patrick Hall (Toccoa)

Philip Hunt (Toccoa)

Steve Lathan (Toccoa)

Carlton Lowry (Chester, VA)

Dan Merck (Toccoa)

Rick Phillips (Toccoa)

Ron Rider (Toccoa)

Connie Tabor (Toccoa)

Steve Tilley (Toccoa)

William Tucker (Toccoa)

Advisory Trustees

Joe Alexander (Lenoir City, TN)

Chris Anderson (Charlestown, MA)

Tom Bowen (Athens)

Chris Britton (Kennesaw)

Tim Gray (Kingston, RI)

Tom Henley (Brookfield, WI)

Jim Martin (Xenia, OH)

General David Patreaus (Springfield, NH)

Tom Taylor (Washington, DC)

Andy Tymchuk (Gainesville)