Board of Directors

The Board of Director meetings   are open to the public. Minutes are available upon request to [email protected] Virtual meetings are being held until further notice.

2021 Governance Schedule

  • January 28, 1:00 pm
  • March 25, 1:00 pm
  • June 24, at 1:00 pm
  • October 28, at 1:00 pm


Carmen Caldwell, Chair
Eula Redding, Vice Chair
Brett Bell, Past Chair
Joy Gaddy, Parliamentarian
Jewel Walker-Harps, Secretary
Anthony Aikens, Treasurer
Mike Yates, At Large

Kirston Brown
Stephanie Blokzyl
Robert Dull
Warren East
Cora Flowers
Dewey Haley
Rita Johnson
Clayton Kendrick
Irma Lewis
Karen Mathiak
Steven Ott
Eula Redding
Robin Shepherd
Cynthia K. Tidwell
Mark Weaver 


 Duties of the Board of Directors

  • Attend quarterly board meetings in accordance with by-laws (minimum of 50%)
  • Develop, adopt and recommend, and from time to time amend a comprehensive plan for the Griffin/Spalding community to deal effectively with the problems experienced by children, youth and families in the community to achieve the adopted goal
  • Develop and facilitate collaboration, coordination of services and data integration among public and private agencies, institutions and organizations in implementing the plan and monitoring the well- being of children and families
  • Monitor and report to the board of Commissioners of Spalding County, the Mayors and Councils of municipalities in the County (to include Griffin, Sunnyside, and Orchard Hill), and to the community on the implementation of the comprehensive plan developed by the Authority and to provide administrative services and assistance in implementing and carrying out this plan, when necessary
  • Contract or recommend and promote contracts with public and private organizations to provide programs and services to carry out the provisions of the comprehensive plan
  • Facilitate by contract and collaboration the integration and coordination of programs and Services by public and private organizations to carry out the provisions of the comprehensive
  • Advocate for the well-being of children and families in the community
  • Serve as a review and recommending body to local governments on issues and policies proposed by public agencies, institutions, and private organizations that relate to the well-being of children and families

Board Manual