GAAO has several working committees. Each represents a specific subject area. Some are specified in the GAAO Constitution and others exist to enhance knowledge and further the mission of GAAO.

   We welcome and encourage our members to become involved with a committee. We solicit members from small, medium and large counties alike. We believe that diversity assures that all counties have an opportunity to express their ideas and work toward goals that are effective for all of us.

   Most Committee Chairs are named at the Semi-Annual Business meeting in November of each year. Chairs of the Legislative Policy Statement Committee and the Director of Legislative Affairs are appointed at the Annual Summer Conference. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact the appropriate committee chair.


2018  COMMITTEE CHAIRS/APPOINTEES:                                                                                                 


 AUDIT- Andrea Crutchfield, Bibb County 478-621-6719

CHAPLIN-Steve Watson, Hall County 770-531-2536

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY-Marion Williams, Dekalb County 404-371-2526

The Commercial Property Committee offers research and assistance in the valuation of commercial property in the State of Georgia and offers

recommendations regarding legislative policy.

DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS-Steve Swindell, Cherokee Co 678-493-6140

The Director of Legislative Affairs is appointed by the President Elect during the annual summer conference. This Director is responsible for carrying

legislative issues for the association, interacting with the Association of County Commissioners (ACCG), the Department of Revenue, Legislators, and

others involved in developing policy regarding assessment administration. The Director of Legislative Affairs shall serve as a member of the Legislative

Policy Committee and may also serve as a registered lobbyist for the association.

EDUCATION-Stephen White, Cobb Co. 770-528-3106

The Education Committee addresses the education needs of Assessors and Appraisers in the State of Georgia. It determines topics of current interest,

develops and presents one-day seminars sponsored by GAAO. This committee prepares a written annual report that is presented to the Education

Steering Committee to offer input in to the Georgia Certification Program sponsored by the Georgia Department of Revenue.

ELECTIONS-Stephanie Lee, Screven County, 912-564-7918

The Elections Committee is responsible for the proper conduct of the election to include certification of voters and ballots, the vote county and the

declaration of elected officials. This committee may adopt and promulgate such rules and procedures as may be necessary to ensure the proper and

orderly conduct of the annual election and submit to the Executive Board for approval.

LEGISLATIVE POLICY STATEMENT-Mike Marchese, Coweta County 770-245-2680

The Legislative Policy Statement Committee is responsible for preparing the Legislative Policy Statement that is presented to the Georgia Legislature during

each annual session. This purpose of the statement is to inform Legislators and GAAO members of the concerns and recommendations involving legislation

or proposed legislation that affect property tax administration.

MEMBERSHIP & PROMOTIONS-Amanda Clark, Houston County 478-218-4750

The Membership Committee is responsible for promoting membership in our professional organization. It prepares brochures, flyers, and other

promotional items as needed. The committee reviews the membership numbers and determines any needs for changing district lines.

NOMINATING-Chuck Anglin, Putnam County 706-485-6376

The Nominations Committee consists of not less that five (5) regular members in good standing and is responsible for selecting members in good

standing as candidates for offices of President, President-Elect, Vice President, and when applicable open district positions on the Executive Board.

The committee makes its presentation of selected nominees at the Semi-annual Summer Conference business meeting. The Chair will also call for

nominations from the floor at that time.

OFFICE POLICY AND PROCEDURES-Billy Carter, Ware County 912-287-4383

Develop and maintain templates of office policies and procedures that can be utilized by every county. Assist counties when needed with the

implementation of office policies and procedures. Review changes to Georgia Law and the Department of Revenue Rules and Regulations to ensure policy

and procedure templates remain current and viable.

PARLIAMENTARIAN-Kathy Newton, Bulloch County 912-764-0117

PERSONAL PROPERTY-Cathy Emery, Cobb County 770-528-3123

The Personal Property Committee is responsible for addressing issues that deal with personal property taxation. It offers research and assistance

in the area of assessment methodology and recommendations regarding Legislative policy.

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION-Mary Kirkpatrick, Forsyth County 770-205-4617

Look for innovative ways to promote higher Professional Designations. Work with the Education Committee to analyze our current programs and

develop other pathways to professional designations. Develop tutorial programs to encourage and assist GAAO members in attaining Professional

Designations from organizations such as IAAO and others.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY-James Stokes Paulding County 678-224-4140 Roderick Conley,

Chatham County 912-652-7273

This committee is to work with the Professional Designation committee to develop or restructure the current professional designation program. Review,

analyze the criteria for obtaining professional designations.

RULES, REGS & BY-LAWS-Mike Marchese, Coweta County 770-254-2680

The Rules, Resolution and By-Laws Committee may adopt and promulgate changes to the GAAO Constitution and By-Laws as approved by the

Executive Board and majority vote of the eligible voting members. It reviews both the Constitution and By-Laws annually for any needed changes.

SUMMER CONFERENCE-John Scott, Bulloch County 912-764-0116

The Summer Conference Committee consists of the Executive Director, who chairs this committee, the President, the President Elect and a secretary

that is appointed by the Chairman. This committee is responsible for planning the GAAO Summer Conference.

TECHNOLOGY/GIS-Cody Hamilton, Miller County, 229-758-4100 boachief@millercountyga.comChristine Stinchcomb,

Paulding County 678-224-4150

WEBSITE COORDINATOR-Cody Hamilton, Miller County,


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