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CITY CO MM IS SIONER J . STE VE KNIGHT,
C OLUMBUS
MAYOR MALCOLM
SAVANNAH
MACLEAN,
MAY OR J OHN L. CROMARTIE,
GAINESVll.LE
W.
406 FULTON FEDERAL BUILDING• /
R.
ATLANTA . GEORGIA 30303
ELMER GEORGE,
President
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Executive Director
/ TELEPHONE 255-0424
May 31, 1966
ACTIVE PAST
PRESIDENTS
CITY COMMISSIONER JOHN E . YARBROUGH
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
ROM E, GA .
MAYOR RANDOLPH MEDLOCK
S TO NE MO U NTA IN , GA .
MAYOR W . B . WITHERS
MO ULTRIE , GA .
CITY COMMISSIONER C ARL E . PRUEl"r
GRIFFIN, GA .
MAYOR B . F. MERRITT, JR.
MACON, GA .
FIRST
Mr . Dan Sweat
Federal Programs Coordinator
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
DISTRICT
PRE SIDENT
MA YOR JACK A . L E RO Y
AILE Y
DIRE CTOR
MAYOR J. W. SNELL
WRIGHTSVILLE
SECOND
DISTRICT
PRESIDENT
MAYOR W. P . HENRY
PELHAM
DIRECTOR
COUNCILMAN J. C , MINTER
CAIRO
THIRD
DISTRICT
Dear Dan :
I appointed a committee during the l ast board meeting in
At lanta for the purpose of evaluating the role of the
Georgia Munic ipal Association as relates to the part the
Association should pl ay in relation to the metropolitan
local councils of government and to area planning and
development commissions .
PRESIDENT
RICHARD B . RAY
PERRY
DIRECTOR
MAYOR 0 . E . WHITE
PINE MOUNTAIN
FOURTH
DISTRICT
PRESIDENT
COUNC IL MAN LINTON BROOME
DORA VI LLE
DI RECTOR
C OUNCILMAN CLYDE J . HICKS
CON YE RS
FIFTH
DISTRICT
PRESIDENT
MAYOR AUBREY E. GREEN WAY
ROSWELL
DIRECTOR
ALDERMAN E . GREGORY GRIGGS
ATLA NTA
SIXTH
DISTRICT
PRESIDENT
MAYO R J . GARONER NEWMAN
LAGRANGE
DIRECTOR
MAYOR H ERBERT H . JONES
McDONOUGH
SEVENTH
DISTRICT
PRESIDENT
MAYOR J . C . WOODS
TRION
DIRECTOR
MAYOR R ALP H
R . CLARK, JR .
RINGGOLD
EIGHTH
DISTRICT
Under Section 701- G of the 1965 Housing Act , certain grants
may be made to metropolitan loca l councils of government for
studies and data collection, etc . It has occurred to the GMA.
staff that a relationship might be developed between the
local council s and the Association which would have the eff ect
of (1) providing the already existing resources of the Association to local councils, thereby avoiding unnecessary duplication
and competition of GMA. programs which have been over 33 years
in the making and (2) providing a strong liaison between the
larger urban a reas in the evaluation of programs which are
directed, or should be directed, toward our large cities and/ or
their respective metropolitan areas .
Since counties are involved in the metropolitan loc al councils
of government , it might be of benefit to work with the Assoc iation of County Commissioners in developing joint policy in
support of our l arge urban areas, recognizing at the same time ,
that local decision-making mus t not be interfered with, nor
any joint programs pursued, except with the consent of l ocal
officials.
PRESIDENT
MAYOR ELTON D . BROO K S
DOUGLAS
D I REC T OR
MA YO R J AMES T . WINDSOR , JR .
MCRAE
NINTH
Another area for possible considerati on by the committ ee is the
problems of the local community out side the metropolitan areas .
DISTRICT
PRESIDENT
MAYOR OUARD 8
CARNESV ILLE
.
WHITLOW
DIRECTOR
MAYOR MRS . JESSIE L . GARNER
DAHLONEGA
TENTH
COUNCILMAN GEORGE H . BULLO CK
ATH E NS
ALDERMAN J . J . S H OOS
S A VAN NA H
MAYOR WILLIAM JAC K H AM ILTON
DE C ATUR
ALDERMAN C EC IL T UR NER
ATLA N TA
MAYOR JOHN C . EDENFIELD
THOMASTON
MAYOR LE E E . CAR T E R
HARTWE LL
DI STR ICT
PRES I DEN T
MAYOR JULIUS F . BISHOP
ATHENS
DIRECTOR
GEORGE A . SANC K EN , JR .
AUGUSTA
DIR ECTORS
STATE
AT L A RGE
CITY MANAG E R JOH N H . MAR K LAND
P RE S IDE N T , C I T Y MA NA G E RS ' SE C TION
D E C AT U R
A D MI N . AS SI ST . R . TRAVIS HIGGINBOTHAM
PR E S IDEN T . CI T Y C L E R KS· SEC TION
ALB A NY
CI T Y ATT OR N E Y W I LLI AM E . S MI TH
PRESIDENT , C IT Y ATTOR N EYS ' S EC TION
A M E RI C US
�Mr. Dan Sweat
- 2-
May 3l, l 966
There are some problems developing in relation to programs
of area planning and development commissions whi ch serve communities outside metropolitan areas. There are federal programs
being developed for municipalities under 5,500 population,
administered by the Farmers Home Administration and other
agencies of the Federal Department of Agriculture. These
deserve serious review.
For the citie s of over 5,500 population outside standard
metropolitan statistical areas, there are other problems,
or opportunities .
In addition, there are other problems in relation to new
and/ or changing federal grant and loan programs which need
t o be studied.
It has t aken the Georgia Municipal Associ ation 33 years to
devel op a coordinated program to assist our cities and towns
at the political l evel, as well as at the servic e level. We
need to evaluate the role of the Association with the new
metropolitan local councils of government, the area commissions
and our total membership.
The committee, as appointed, is as follows:
Mayor John Cromartie, Gainesville, Chairman
Mayor Howard Atherton, Marietta, Vice- Chairman
Mayo r J ack LeRoy, Ailey
J ames B. Blackburn, City Attorney Savannah
Dan Sweat , Federal Programs Coordinator, Atlanta
Pl ease r eturn the attached card, advising of your acceptance .
Sincerely,
J. Steve Knight
President
JSK/ r s
cc:
Malcolm Maclean
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