5. NEW BUSINESS 8. ADJOURNFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING in the KEVIN WINTERNHEIMER CHAMBERS in ROOM 301, CIVIC CENTER COMPLEX on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 at 12:00 NOON AGENDA1. CALL TO ORDER2. MEETING MEMORANDUM NOVEMBER 6, 20193. CONSENT AGENDA N/A Request Re: Parks Board Letter of Support for Indiana Tourism- Beck* Request Re: Review and accept RFQ’s for tiger exhibit modifications. –Beck* c Request Re: Approve and Execute Addendum to EZS operating agreement for cost-sharingof new POS/CRM software.- Beck* d. Request Re: Any Other Business the Board Wishes to Consider and Public Comment.*Previously approved by the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden Advisory Board Request Re: Approve and Execute Agreement for the use of C.K Newsome CommunityCenter by an Independent Certified Fitness Instructor, Sofia Farris.- HoltzRequest Re: Approve and Execute BOT agreement with EZS for penguin exhibit projectat Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden.- Beck* 4. OLD BUSINESS Brian Holtz, Executive Director7. ACCEPTANCE OF PAYROLL AND VENDOR CLAIMS 6. REPORTS
As students head back to school this autumn, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents and specialists will be heading back to class as well.Seventeen agents and specialists have been selected for the 2019-2020 UGA Extension Academy for Professional Excellence, an internal leadership development program.The program is designed to teach leadership skills to early- and mid-career UGA county Extension agents, state specialists, and personnel from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Ultimately, the training is an effort toward fulfilling UGA Extension’s mission of helping Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent, and environmentally responsible individuals.”Programs such as Extension Academy allow us to prepare the next generation of leadership within our organization,” said Lauren Griffeth, UGA Extension leadership specialist and organizer of the academy. “We hope that participants graduate from this experience feeling engaged, empowered and equipped to better serve UGA Extension.”In September, the newest cohort of Extension Academy participants will gather in Athens, Georgia, for the first of three leadership institutes. Each three-day institute will offer intensive personal and professional development training facilitated by the CAES Office of Learning and Organizational Development.Clark MacAllister, an Extension Academy graduate who serves as county Extension coordinator and agriculture and natural resources agent in Dawson and Lumpkin counties, said his time in Extension Academy made him a more productive and confident leader.“Extension Academy helped expand my leadership capability by allowing me to examine my behaviors and how I react to different scenarios,” MacAllister said. “By better understanding my own leadership style, I have strengthened my relationships with coworkers and members of my community.”This year’s Extension Academy participants are:Audra Armour, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Wilkes CountyJoel Burnsed, county Extension coordinator and agriculture and natural resources agent, Walton CountyChelsey Davis, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Lumpkin CountyAngie Daughtry, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Candler CountyLauren Dye, 4-H agent, Elbert CountyBecky Griffin, community and school garden coordinator, Georgia Center for Urban AgricultureBrennan Jackson, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Jones CountyCarole Knight, agriculture and natural resources agent, Bulloch CountyBrittani Lee, 4-H agent, Cobb CountyLisa Pollock, 4-H agent, Grady CountyWes Porter, state specialist for irrigation, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, UGA Tifton CampusBrittany Teets, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Rockdale CountyKeishon Thomas, family and consumer sciences agent, Bibb CountyKim Toal, agriculture and natural resources agent, Fayette CountyTy Torrance, agriculture and natural resources agent, Grady CountyAshley Witcher, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Cherokee CountyFor more information on UGA Extension’s impact in Georgia, visit extension.uga.edu.