Appointed Boards

Welcome to the Dougherty County Board of Commissioners Appointed Boards Page!

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. November 20, 2020 to:



Jawahn Ware, County Clerk

Dougherty County Commission

222 Pine Ave Ste 540

Albany, GA 31701

bclark@dougherty.ga.us

JOINT BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS & APPEALS - One (1) appointment. The appointment will fill an unexpired three-year term ending October 1, 2022. The Board considers appeals from citizens regarding decisions and/or interpretations of the Building Inspector as it relates to the Southern Standard Building Code. Applicants should have building industry experience. The Board meets on an as-needed basis.

AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, & VENTILATION BOARD - Four (4) appointments. The appointments will fill a one-year term ending December 31, 2021. 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.

CITIZENS TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE - One (1) appointment. The appointment will fill a three-year term ending December 31, 2023. 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).

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION – One (1) appointment. The appointment will fill a two-year term ending December 31, 2022. The purpose of this Board is to continue to lead in efforts to promote Albany and Dougherty County for economic development purposes and in recruiting new business and industry to the Albany and Dougherty County area. The Board typically meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

ELECTRICAL BOARD - Five (5) appointments. The appointments will fill a one-year term ending December 31, 2021. 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, one (1) must be Professional Engineer and one (1) represents a citizen member. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident.

FLOOD PLAIN MANAGEMENT REVIEW BOARD – Two (2) appointments. One appointment will fill an unexpired three-year term ending December 31, 2021 and one appointment will fill a three-year term ending December 31, 2023. The purpose of the Board is to consider variances on structures that are below the required base flood elevation levels. This Board meets on an as needed basis.

GAS BOARD - Three (3) appointments. The appointments will fill a one-year term ending December 31, 2021. 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. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (RC & D) COUNCIL - Two (2) appointments. The appointments will a fill two-year term ending December 31, 2022. The purpose of the Board is to assist local people in planning and carrying out activities that conserve natural resources, support economic development, enhance the environment and improve the standard of living for all citizens. The Council meets once a quarter in Miller County.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE - Four (4) appointments. The appointments will fill a two-year term ending December 31, 2022. The purpose of the Board is to provide designation of historic properties or historic districts, provide recommendations to the respective City / County Commissions for final approval, and to provide for an appeals procedure. The Board typically meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident.

HOSPITAL AUTHORITY – Three (3) appointments. Three appointments will fill a five-year term ending December 31, 2025. The purpose of this Board is to seek quality health care at a reasonable cost for our community. The Board meets quarterly. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident.

LIBRARY BOARD - Three (3) appointments. Three appointments will fill a three-year term ending December 31, 2023. The purpose of the Board is to establish policies for library services and review complaints regarding the library. The Board meets the 3rd Monday of every month (except July, August, & December).

PLUMBING BOARD – Three (3) appointments. The appointments will fill a one-year term ending December 31, 2021. The purpose of the Board is to consider all matters related to plumbing work, including alterations, repairs, and equipment. The Board meets on an as-needed basis. Two (2) appointments must be Master Plumbers and one (1) represents a citizen member. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident.

RETIREMENT FUND COMMITTEE – Two (2) appointments. One appointment will fill an unexpired four-year term ending December 31, 2021 and one appointment will fill a four-year term ending December 31, 2024. The purpose of the Board is to administer the plan for the exclusive benefit of participants and their beneficiaries. The Board meets quarterly (February, May, August, and November) at 9:00 AM. Two (2) appointments represent citizen members. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident.

SOUTHWEST GEORGIA COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL - One (1) appointment. The appointment will fill a one-year term ending December 31, 2021. The purpose of this Board is to provide social services funded through Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), Head Start/Early Head Start, Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), and Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA). This Board meets the 4th Tuesday of every other (odd) month at 7:30pm in Moultrie. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident.

SOUTHWEST GEORGIA HOUSING TASK FORCE - One (1) appointment. The appointment will fill a one-year term ending December 31, 2021. The purpose of this Board is to focus on education as a key to solving and preventing housing problems in the 14-county region. This Board meets in Camilla, GA on the 2nd Tuesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

SOUTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMISSION - Two (2) appointments. The appointments will fill a one-year term ending December 31, 2021. This Board meets the last Thursday of every month in Camilla, GA at 7:00 p.m. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident.

TAX ASSESSORS BOARD - Two (2) appointments. The appointments will fill a three-year term ending December 31, 2023. The purpose of this Board is to hear taxpayer appeals only for issues dealing with matters of taxability, uniformity of assessment and value to homestead exemption. The Board meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month. The appointed person must be a Dougherty County resident and must complete required training within 180 days of appointment. This appointment will be paid per month.

For additional information on appointed boards, commissions and authorities, view our listing here, call the County Clerk's Office at 431-2121 extension 0 or email bclark@dougherty.ga.us