Denise Abboud Fund
The purpose of the Denise Abboud Fund is to help with the education and ongoing professional development of planners, planning commissioners or other persons in Georgia who work in or serve cities and counties in an official planning role.
The Foundation is focusing on two programs for financial assistance to be offered through the Denise Abboud Fund in 2013.
- GPA Fall Conference. (download application)
One grant assistance program is offered to offset travel costs to the Fall GPA Conference, covering hotel and $150 in expenses. Additionally, the conference registration fee may be defrayed by the Georgia Planning Association for GPA members. Click here to download an application form.
- Community Planning Institute. (download application)
Grant assistance is offered covering the registration fee for attendance at a Community Planning Institute Planning & Zoning Workshop and for one hotel night if both classes (Day 1 & 2) are attended. The P&Z Workshops are offered several times a year at locations around the state, and are coordinated by DCA. For more information on a CPI P&Z Workshop course near your community and the scheduled dates, please visit the DCA website. For a copy of the CPI ap-plication, click here.
An application for any of these events can be submitted by or on behalf of any qualified recipient, and is not limited to GPA members. In order to have enough time to consider all requests, your application must be received prior to the “early registration deadline” for the desired event.
In the event that requests exceed our funds availability for any particular event, grants will be made based on those best meeting the selection criteria from among those submitted. The selection criteria reflects such factors as the extent to which the grant would further the stated purpose of the Denise Abboud Fund, objective data for the locality regarding such factors as per capita income and agricultural employment, and the potential for lasting beneficial results. Click here to review the selection criteria.
Board Members and Officers
For the 2012-2013 Term, the Foundation’s members and officers are:
- President: William Ross
- Vice President: Marsha Anderson Bomar
- Secretary: Daniel Reuter
- Treasurer: Todd Barker
- Eric Bosman
- Patti Cullin
- Tom Couch
- Daryll Simmons
If you have a question, send an email to us at GaPlanningFoundation@gmail.com.