GAAO Announce 2021-2022 Executive Board

The GAAO Announced the 2021-2022 Executive Board at the Annual Business meeting in Brasstown Valley on Monday, October 18th. The Executive Board is as follows:

President: Stephen White, Cobb County
President-Elect: Dana Burch, Gordon County
Vice President: Kirk Dunagan, Athens-Clarke County
Past-President: James Stokes, Paulding County

Executive Board
Central District: Andrea Crutchfield, Macon-Bibb County
Southwest District: Monica Horne, Sumter County
Metro District: Steve Swindell, Cherokee County
North District: Theresa Gooch, Gilmer County
Southeast District: Bobby Fisher, Bulloch County

The GAAO Election Committee met on October 11th, 2021 in Macon to examine and tally the 2021 GAAO Election Results. Committee members Amanda Clark (Houston), Hope Trauth (Houston) and Holle Wilson (Macon-Bibb) were present and tallied the votes. GAAO Executive Director Ashley O’Donald and GAAO Executive Assistant Kathy Newton were also present, acting as tellers. There were 556 ballots returned. 542 of the 556 ballots qualified. Roughly 33% of the eligible voters participated in the election. For a tally map of eligible voters by county, please click on this link.

The following totals were tallied:

President Elect (One-year term)
Dana Burch, Gordon County – 493
Write In- 6

Vice-President (One-year Term)
Roderick Conley, Chatham County – 262
Kirk Dunagan, Athens-Clarke County – 273

Metro District (One-year term, Completion of Curtis Briscoe term)
Steve Swindell, Cherokee County – 461
Write In- 2

North District (Two-year term)
Theresa Gooch, Gilmer County – 466
Write In- 2

Southeast District (Two-year term)
Robert Fisher, Bulloch County – 336
Keith Payne, McIntosh County – 201

We would like to thank everyone who ran for office this term.

2021-2022 GAAO Executive Board
Pictured (Left to right): Stephen White (President), Ashley O’Donald (Executive Director), Kirk Dunagan (Vice President), Theresa Gooch (North District), Bobby Fisher (Southeast District), Monica Horne (Southwest District), Dana Burch (President-Elect), Steve Swindell (Metro District), Andrea Crutchfield (Central District), & James Stokes (Immediate Past-President).