The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected boards of education.


Lamar Allen

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District 1 Director

Lamar Allen has served eleven years on the Effingham County Board of Education and is the current Chair. He serves on the GSBA Nominating Committee, and the GSBA Governmental Operations Committee (GOC). He is the Legislative Liaison and is the board designee for the GSBA Delegate Assembly. A successful farmer and business owner, he is the Past President of the Rotary Club, the United Way Board and the Chamber of Commerce. He also volunteers as a middle school baseball coach.