GPC board nomination meetings to be held Dec. 10
Nomination meetings to fill three positions on the Georgia Peanut Commission Board of Directors will be held on Dec. 10 in Ocilla, Vienna, and Americus. The Georgia Farm Bureau Federation will conduct the meetings to fill terms in the Commission's District Two, Four, and Five which expire December 31, 2018.
The Georgia peanut production area is divided into five districts based on acreage distribution and geographical location with one Board member representing each district. Each nominee must produce peanuts and live within the district for which he or she is nominated.
The District Two nomination meeting will be held at the Irwin County Farm Bureau Office located at 495 Lax Highway, Ocilla, GA 31774 on Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. The incumbent in that district is Armond Morris of Irwin County. Counties in District Two include Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth.
The District Four nomination meeting will be held at the Dooly County Farm Bureau Office located at 126 Church Street, Vienna, GA 31092, on Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. The incumbent in that district is Rodney Dawson of Pulaski County. Counties in District Four include Bleckley, Dodge, Dooly, Crisp, Houston, Laurens, Pulaski, Telfair, Twiggs, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson.
The District Five nomination meeting will be held at the Sumter County Farm Bureau Office located at 141 Highway 27 East, Americus, GA 31709 on Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. The incumbent in that district is Donald Chase of Macon County. Counties in District Five include Chattahoochee, Clay, Lee, Macon, Marion, Peach, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Terrell, and Webster.
Any producer living in the district may be nominated or make nominations at the meeting. Incumbents are eligible for renomination. If more than one person is nominated, an election will be conducted by mail ballot. Commission bylaws state that a person must receive the majority of votes cast for a position to be elected to the board. If only one person qualifies for the position, no election is required, and the nominated person automatically becomes a member of the board. Commission members have terms of three years each.