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GSBA Elects New Officers & Adopts Legislative Positions for the 2021-2022 Year

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JUNE 24, 2021 – On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, representatives from  school boards in Georgia met to approve the legislative positions of the association and to elect GSBA’s 2021-2022 officers. The complete list of approved legislative positions will be posted on GSBA’s website.

The officers of GSBA are the president, president-elect, vice president, treasurer immediate past president. Officers are elected at the Annual Business Meeting of the Delegate Assembly and assume office on July 1. The president-elect becomes president for the year succeeding election as president-elect.

Our new slate of officers for the one-year term are:

  • Bryan Preston, Jr., Coffee County Schools Vice Chair, is the new GSBA President for our fiscal year that runs from July 1 – June 30, 2022.
  • Shakila Henderson-Baker, Newton County Schools is the new President-Elect for July 1 – June 30, 2022.
  • Coleman Landers, Walton County Schools Vice Chair, is the new Vice President for July 1 – June 30, 2022.
  • Ron Hopkins, Jefferson City Schools, was nominated again for another 3-year term as GSBA Treasurer. (Our GSBA Treasurer is a 3-year term rather than one.)
  • Pat Hugley-Green, Muscogee County Schools Board Chair, becomes the immediate past president for July 1 – June 30, 2022.

The GSBA Summer Conference occurred 2 weeks prior to the virtual Delegate Assembly as a hybrid event online and in Savannah at the Hyatt. GSBA offered 3 workshops to allow board members to receive training: Best Practices in Board Governance Workshop, Equity Workshop and the Policy Workshop. It was decided to hold the Delegate Assembly virtually to follow safety procedures and guidelines for the COVID-19 safety.

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