GPA Board Member Update

The GPA Board has had three board members recently resign due to job changes. These changes either resulted in them being ineligible for their board position or impacted their availability to continue serving on the board. GPA thanks the following board members for their service on the GPA Board:

  • District 4 Director Toussaint Kirk
  • Planning Official Robert Patrick
  • Planning Officials Development Officer Richard Osborne

For the positions of District 4 Director and Planning Official Director, we reached out to eligible chapter members to fulfill the remainder of the current terms for each position. We’re excited to announce that our two newest board members are:

  • District 4 Director Chad Jacobs
  • Planning Official Jon West

The role of Planning Officials Development Officer is the most recent board vacancy, and we are seeking eligible candidates for this position. This board member works with DCA and regional commissions throughout the state and is focused primarily on training needs for planning commissions.

Description from page 16 of the GPA Bylaws: Planning Officials Development Officer. The Planning Officials Development Officer shall have the responsibility for advancing the interests of all planning officials, advising the Board and membership on the evolving character of local planning commissions and other local bodies with planning functions, and for liaison between planning officials who are members of the Chapter and the Board. The Planning Officials Development Officer may assist with the organization of a community planning institute, as may be approved as part of the Board’s Annual Work Program and Budget. In the event that the Planning Officials Development Officer is the same as the Professional Development Officer or another person on the Board of Directors, said person holding the office of Planning Officials Development Officer shall be entitled to only one vote on matters before the Board.

If you are interested in serving as the Planning Officials Development Officer, please contact GPA President Daniel Studdard.