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2018 Election Information

GAFM is now accepting nominations for Executive board members, Regional members, and At Large members for the 2018-2019 board term!

Executive Board


At-Large Reps

Chair Region 2 (Southwest) Rep 1
Vice Chair Region 4 (Coastal) Rep 2
Treasurer Region 6 (Eastern) Rep3

Nomination Period: Now until February 28th at midnight.


Voting Period:  The voting period is open starting March 5-16.  All members may vote for each open Executive Board and At-Large Representative position.  Members are only allowed to vote for the open Region Representative position available for the region they reside.  A ballot will be sent out via the GAFM website before the voting period begins.


How to Nominate:  If you would like to nominate yourself or someone for the upcoming board term, please send all nominations to



Prospective board members must meet the following qualifications to be eligible for election during the upcoming term: 

  1. Be a current GAFM member in good standing
  2. Work or reside in the State of Georgia
  3. Attend required meetings 


Regional Representatives must live or work in their nominated region. A list of duties and responsibilities for each position are provided below. Please note that the Treasurer position takes a significant time commitment and a nomination should not be accepted if you cannot meet the following:

  1. Devote time to manage the bank accounts
  2. Process payments and refunds in a timely manner
  3. Learn our membership and convention software


  • Executive Board members excluding the Treasurer Position, serve for one (1) year but may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms- two (2) years, provided there are other members capable of filling the positions.  A member serving in the Treasurer Position serves for three (3) years, but may not serve more than one term – three (3) years, provided there are other members capable of filling the position. 


  • At-Large members serve for (1) year but may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.


  • Regional Representative serves for two (2) years but may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms- four (4) years, provided there are other members capable of filling the position.

Special Notes & Announcements: 

  • All incumbents are automatically nominated for their posts unless otherwise specified by said person or a qualified person is nominated instead.

If you have any questions please send an email to Shannon Brewer at

Description of Positions

  • Preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors
  • Oversee the disbursement of all funds of the organization
  • Appoint appropriate committee chairpersons as needed
  • Submit the annual GAFM budget for board review and approval
  • Serve as the official representative /spokesperson for the organization
  • Exercise general oversight over officers and regional reps
  • Attend annual meetings of ASFPM or appoint a designee
Vice Chair
  • Act in the place and stead of the Chair in their absence
  • Schedule the location and time for Board of Directors meetings
  • Oversee the activities of GAFM committees and committee chairpersons
  • Conduct quarterly meetings with committee chairpersons
  • Report on activities of committees at the annual membership meets and each Board meeting
  • Monitor membership record keeping
  • Keep and provide minutes of all meetings and records of the members
  • Prepare and mail notices of all meetings
  • Coordinate with Chair’s designee to report results of annual election
  • Keep record of ballots of annual election for at least 12 months
  • Maintain an electronic archive of all GAFM records and documents
  • Provide conference attendee record and certification documentation on request
  • Maintain all past paper and electronic records
  • Have custody and control of the funds of the Association
  • Draft annual budget for approval by Board
  • Coordinate with the conference committee chair on conference budget
  • Provide quarterly financial reports to the Board and at the annual membership meeting
  • File appropriate IRS financial statements
  • Maintain appropriate insurance and incorporation filings
  • Coordinate with accountant for annual review of the financial documents
  • Keep record of purchases
Regional Rep
  • Represent their region at meetings of the general membership and Board
  • Report on issues from his / her region
  • Recruit new members for the Association
  • Promote the goals and objectives of the Association within the region
  • Serve on planning committees for conferences, meetings and workshops in their region
At-Large Rep
  • Act at the interest of the members of the general membership and Board
  • Undertake activities and programs assigned by the Chair (i.e. newsletters)
  • Recruit new members for the Association
  • Promote the goals and objectives of the Association