Appointed Boards

The Board of Commissioners of Dougherty County, Georgia will make appointments to the following listed Boards. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and/or resume by 5:00 p.m. March 29, 2024 to Bristeria Clark Hope, Deputy County Clerk at [email protected].

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AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, & VENTILATION BOARD – One (1) appointment. The appointment will fill a one-year term ending December 31, 2024. The purpose of this Board is to review all matters pertaining to standards for use of air conditioning, heating, and ventilation. The Board meets on an as-needed basis. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident.

ALBANY-DOUGHERTY LAND BANK BOARD – One (1) appointment. The appointment will fill a two-year term ending July 31, 2026. The purpose of this board is to strategically acquire and dispose of property for the betterment of neighborhoods and the community as a whole. Applicants must have documented experience in subject matters relating to the operation of a Land Bank, this includes but is not limited to: real estate, banking, property development, finance, and/or accounting. The Board meets every 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Application must be submitted. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident. Contact the Deputy County Clerk to receive the application.

ASPIRE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICES BOARD– One (1) appointment. The appointment will fill a three-year term ending June 30, 2027. The purpose of this Board is to provide mental health, developmental disability and addictive diseases services to citizens in an eight-county area. The Board meets every odd month and on an as-needed basis. Submission to County Clerk must state the disability area represented. Contact the Deputy County Clerk to receive the eligibility information.

CITIZENS TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE (DARTS) - One (1) appointment. The appointment will fill a three-year term unexpired ending December 31, 2025. This Committee was established by a Joint Ordinance of the City and County. The ordinance provides for a nine-member citizen board from the City of Albany, Lee County, and Dougherty County. The Committee meets quarterly at 8:00 A.M. in the Central Square Complex (dates vary).

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES– Two (2) appointments. These appointments will fill a four-year term ending June 30, 2029. The purpose of this Committee is to develop and promote the general welfare, trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities in the County. This Board meets on an as-needed basis.

ELECTRICAL BOARD - Four (4) appointments. These appointments will fill a one-year term ending December 31, 2024. The purpose of this Board is to consider all matters related to electrical installations, including alterations, repairs, and equipment. The Board meets on an as-needed basis. One (1) appointment must be a Master Electrician, two (2) must be an Electrical Supplier and one (1) must be Professional Engineer. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident. The Board meets on an as-needed basis.

FIRE CODE BOARD OF APPEALS – Three (3) appointments. These appointments will fill a three-year unexpired term ending December 31, 2025. The purpose of the Board is to listen and make decisions on appeals regarding complaints of violations of the Joint Fire Code. This Board meets on an as-needed basis.

FLOOD PLAIN MANAGEMENT REVIEW BOARD – Two (2) appointments. Two appointments will fill a three-year unexpired term ending December 31, 2024. The purpose of the Board is to consider variances in structures that are below the required base flood elevation levels. This Board meets on an as needed basis.

GAS BOARD - One (1) appointment. The appointment will fill a one-year term ending December 31, 2024. The purpose of this Board is to consider all matters related to gas work, including alterations, repairs, and equipment. This Board meets on an as-needed basis.

PLANNING COMMISSION- One (1) appointment. The appointment will fill a three-year unexpired term ending December 31, 2025. The Commission recommends actions on zoning and special approval cases. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident. The Board meets monthly on the first Thursday at 2 p.m.