The new Development Authority Board of Directors held its organizational meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2019 at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College. The board elected Greg Gunter as Chair and Dr. Andrea Daniel as Vice Chair. Kevin Eavenson from the City of Elberton was elected as Treasurer, and Tamara Butler from Elbert County was elected as Secretary. Other members of the new board are Elbert County Commission Chair Lee Vaughn, Elberton Mayor Larry Guest, Steve Banks, Leona Brown and Randy Smith. Vaughn, Banks and Smith represent Elbert County on the board; Guest, Daniel and Gunter represent the City of Elberton, and Brown represents the City of Bowman.
In other business the Authority board of directors immediately proceeded to consider hiring The Chason Group of Cartersville, GA to lead a professional search for a new Executive Director for the Authority. A contract was approved for the search firm.