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Recreation Authority

The Recreation Authority was established in 1975 by Georgia Law.  The Authority consists of nine members, two appointed by each District Commissioner and one appointed by the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. A Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer are elected by the Authority. 

  • The Secretary/Treasurer is not required to be an Authority member and does not have voting rights
  • Members serve four-year terms concurrent with the term of the appointing Commissioner.  Vacancies are filled in the same manner as the original appointment for any unexpired term
  • The Authority shall advertise in the legal organ of Gwinnett County for at least once a week for the three weeks immediately preceding the week in which expires the term of office of any member of the Authority, the name of the member whose term will expire and the date such term expires. The Authority shall advertise in the legal organ of Gwinnett County for at least once a week for two weeks immediately following the week in which occurs a vacancy on the Authority the name of the member who has vacated his position on the Authority and the date such vacancy occurred. Such advertisement shall also give notice that interested persons may apply to the Board of Commissioners of Gwinnett County to request that consideration be given to them for appointment to the Authority
  • Members are not compensated, but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties

Meetings

Meetings are held either the first or second Thursday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, and December) at 3:00pm. The locations of the meetings change periodically and can be viewed here.

View Notices, Agendas, and Minutes.


Qualifications

  • Members must be residents of Gwinnett County
  • No member of the Board of Commissioners may serve as a member

Responsibilities / Powers

Responsibilities/Powers are listed in detail in Municipal Code. Please click here to visit Municode (Part I, Article II, Division 7).

Click here for more information on the Recreation Authority.


Active Members

Appointed By Position Name Representing Term Expires
Chairman's Appointment Charlie Underwood 12/31/2020
District 1 Appointment Brad Alexander 12/31/2020
District 1 Appointment Gene Callaway 12/31/2020
District 2 Appointment Robert Gates 12/31/2018
District 2 Appointment Vice Chairperson Jack Bolton 12/31/2018
District 3 Appointment Chairperson Steve Flynt 12/31/2020
District 3 Appointment Glen Williams 12/31/2020
District 4 Appointment Lois Allen 12/31/2018
District 4 Appointment Eric Meyer 12/31/2018