Office Principal Office: –One Jackson Hill Drive Rome, Georgia 30161 Officers: Butch Jones, Chairperson Pauline Jenkins, Vice Chair Dan Stone, Secretary Carlton Burroughs, Treasurer
GWLA Purpose Represent local area interests in State and National levels Serve as a vehicle to express system’s opinion on key issues and to provide a forum for discussion of workforce policy issues Venue for idea sharing Provide networking opportunities Develop and sponsor technical assistance
OVERVIEW Date of Incorporation Bylaws Amendments GWLA Directors Council
31 U.S.C, Section 1352 The Associate certifies that it: –Prohibits use of federally appropriate funds to lobby the executives or legislative branches of the federal government; –Ensure no federal appropriated funds are paid by or on behalf of the Association to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an office or employee of any agency, member of congress, officer or employee of congress in connection with the function, role or responsibilities of the association.
Membership Requirement Member Representation All Georgia local workforce boards Criteria for Membership: Resolution passed by local WIB to participate in the Association Dues are paid and current; Representatives abide by the Association by-laws; and, Local chair or his/her proxy attend 67% of meetings annually.
Membership Requirement Membership and Voting Rights Election and Terms Election procedures –Chair –Vice Chair –Secretary –Treasurer
Membership Requirements Vacancies Removal Membership Dues
Officers Number of Association Officers –Four.. A Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer. Election and Term. Election Procedures Responsibility of Officers
Meeting Requirements Presiding Officer Parliamentary Authority Quorum Conflict of Interest
Meeting Requirements Regular Meetings: Four months yearly. Times/place decided by Association. Special Meetings:: Called by Chair, Vice Chair, or 20% of membership. Only business specified in call meeting Annual Meetings: One of the 4 regular meetings is designated as Annual meeting of the association.
Meeting Requirements Agenda –Tentative agenda developed and published by Chair for each regular and annual meeting, at least 10 days prior to meeting date. Note:Open Meetings Requirement: All business meetings will be held in compliance with the Georgia Open Meeting Laws.
Committees Executive Committee Other Committee Size, Term, and Duties
Council Purpose Non-voting members of the GWLA Composed of local WIA area directors or their proxies Officers – Chair, Vice-Chair & Secretary Duties –Discuss administrative issues –Represent GWLA to State agencies –Conduct educational activities
Composition of Director’s Council Officers and Responsibility Meetings
CONCLUSION A small body of determined spirits Fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. Mohandas Gandhi