Association News

This section features newsletter updates, the president’s letter, and legislative updates.

Photos from 2016 Fall Meeting

Bowen

Honorable Leroy Simms Distinguished Service Award, Honorable Mark Bowen, Richmond County Coroner

Thurmond

Harry Pippin Award (Deputy Coroner of the year), Honorable Billy Thurmond, Deputy Coroner Dawson County

Exley

AR King Award (Coroner of the year), Honorable David Exley,
Effingham County Coroner

2017 Officers

2017 Officers

Minutes of Meeting Added

Georgia Coroners Association Annual Meeting (November 19, 2016, Macon Marriott City Center, Macon Georgia) Click to view: annual-meeting-november-19th-2016-uneddited

Georgia Coroner Association Executive Meeting (November 17, 2016, Marriott City Center, Macon Georgia) Click to view: Georgia Coroner Executive Meeting November 17 2016

Georgia Coroner’s Association Spring Meeting (April 5, 2016, Jekyll Club, Jekyll Island Georgia) Click to view:  Georgia Coroner spring meeting April 5 2016

Georgia Coroner’s Association Executive Meeting (April 4, 2016, Jekyll Club, Jekyll Island Georgia) Click to view: GEORGIA CORONER April 04th exective meeting

Georgia Coroner’s Association Annual Meeting (September 12, 2015 Marriott City Center, Macon Georgia) Click to view: Georgia Coroner meeting September 12, 2015

Georgia Coroner’s Association Executive Meeting (September 10, 2015, Macon Marriott City Center, Macon Georgia) Click to view: Georgia Coroner executive meeting september 10, 2015

Georgia Coroner’s Association Spring Meeting (April 2, 2015, Inn at Ellis Square,Savannah Georgia) Click to view: Georgia Coroner Spring meeting April 02, 2015

Georgia Coroner’s Association Executive Board Meeting (April 1, 2015, Inn at Ellis Square,Savannah Georgia) Click to view: Georgia Coroner meeting April 01, 2015 executive meeting

News from the By-Laws Committee

THE BY-LAWS COMMITTEE WILL MAKE A MOTION TO CHANGE THE FOLLOWING BYLAWS AT THE  FALL, 2017 MEETING.

ARTICLE V – AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

SECTION 1.

A. The Association shall have full power at any meeting to alter, amend, or revise this constitution and by-laws by a vote of two-thirds of the active members of the Association present. Provided that the official notice of the meeting, sent out by the Secretary of the Association, shall have contained the proposed alteration, amendment, or revision, with a minimum of ten days notice in advance of the meeting. Official notice may also be posted on the Georgia Coroners Association Website with a minimum of 20 days notice in advance of the meeting.

To be amended to read: The Association shall have full power at any meeting to alter, amend, or revise this constitution and by-laws by a vote of two-thirds of the active members of the Association present. Provided that the official notice of the meeting, is posted on the Georgia Coroners Association web site a minimum of 20 days in advance of the meeting.

SECTION 3.

A. Special sessions of the Association shall be notified in writing by United States mail of the holdings of any meeting of the association, and such notices shall be mailed by the Secretary at least ten days in advance of the meeting.

To be amended to read: Special sessions of the Association shall be posted on the Georgia Coroners Association Website and yahoogroups email, at least 10 days in advance of the meeting.

ARTICLE III – COMMITTEES

SECTION 4.

A. The Nominating committee for the association officers and executive board members will consist of five (5) members, the three (3) most immediate past presidents of the association, the current serving 1st Vice President, and the At- Large Executive Director. The most immediate past president will serve as chairman of the committee. The required minimum number of committee members present to conduct nominations shall be three (3).

To be amended to read: The Nominating committee for the association officers and executive board members will consist of five (5) members, the three (3) most immediate past presidents of the association, the current serving 1st Vice President, and a Coroner to be appointed by the President of the Association. The most immediate past president will serve as chairman of the committee. The required minimum number of committee members present to conduct nominations shall be three (3).

News from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center

Honorable Coroners and Deputy Coroners,

I hope this correspondence finds each of you doing well.

Several years ago, the Georgia Board of Public Safety raised the tuition rate for all students attending the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.  The rate was increased from $12.50 per hour to $15 per hour.  The Georgia Public Safety Training Center decided at that time not to raise the tuition for the coroner training so the tuition has remained at the old rate.  Effective July 1, 2013, the coroner tuition will be raised to $15 per hour in order to be consistent with all other tuition rates at the training center.  Under the new rate, the annual coroner in service training total will be $360 and the coroner basic course will be $600.  During their January 9, 2013 meeting, the Georgia Coroners Training Council was advised of this new tuition rate.

If you have any questions concerning this new tuition, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Lee Croxton

Coroner and Deputy Coroner of the Year Criteria

1. Must be a member in good standing with the Georgia Coroners Association

2. Previous winners will not be eligible for the award again until 4 years after receipt of the last award.

3. The A.R. King Award is to go to the Coroner of the Year.

4. The Harry Pippin Award is to go to the outstanding Deputy Coroner of the Year, and if no nominees, to the runner up for the Coroner of the Year.

5. Nominees must be nominated in writing by a coroner or deputy coroner in good standing with the Georgia Coroners Association.

6. In the event no nominations are received, it will be the responsibility of the award committee to secure  nominations and select the winners.

7. The following should be used to decide the award winners:

A. Current year of service to the Georgia Coroners Association.

B. Past years service to the Georgia Coroners Association.

C. Service to the local community and the state in promoting the office of coroner and the Georgia Coroners  Association.

D. Any other criteria that the committee deems necessary in deciding the winners.

Archived Minutes of Meetings

 

Georgia Coroner’s Association Spring Meeting (April 5, 2016, Jekyll Club, Jekyll Island Georgia) Click to view:  Georgia Coroner spring meeting April 5 2016

Georgia Coroner’s Association Executive Meeting (April 4, 2016, Jekyll Club, Jekyll Island Georgia) Click to view: GEORGIA CORONER April 04th exective meeting

Georgia Coroner’s Association Annual Meeting (September 12, 2015 Marriott City Center, Macon Georgia) Click to view: Georgia Coroner meeting September 12, 2015

Georgia Coroner’s Association Executive Meeting (September 10, 2015, Macon Marriott City Center, Macon Georgia) Click to view: Georgia Coroner executive meeting september 10, 2015

Georgia Coroner’s Association Spring Meeting (April 2, 2015, Inn at Ellis Square,Savannah Georgia) Click to view: Georgia Coroner Spring meeting April 02, 2015

Georgia Coroner’s Association Executive Board Meeting (April 1, 2015, Inn at Ellis Square,Savannah Georgia) Click to view: Georgia Coroner meeting April 01, 2015 executive meeting

Georgia Coroner’s Association Annual Fall Meeting (September 14, 2013, Macon Marriott City Center, Macon Georgia) Click to view: Georgia Coroner Annual Meeting September 13, 2014

Georgia Coroner’s Association Executive Board Meeting (September 11, 2014, Macon Marriott City Center, Macon Georgia) Click to view:  Georgia Coroner executive meeting September 11, 2014

Georgia Coroner’s Association Spring Meeting (March 27, 2014, Inn at Ellis Square, Savannah Georgia) Click to view: GCA spring meeting 03-27-2014

Georgia Coroner’s Association Executive Board Meeting (March 26, 2014, Inn at Ellis Square, Savannah Georgia) Click to view: GCA Executive meeting 03-26-2014

Georgia Coroner’s Association Executive Board Meeting (September 13, 2013, Macon Marriott City Center, Macon Georgia) Click to view: EXEC. BOARD MTG. SEPT 13, 2013

Georgia Coroner’s Association Annual Fall Meeting (September 14, 2013, Macon Marriott City Center, Macon Georgia) Click to view: ANNUAL MTG. SEPT 14, 2013

Georgia Coroner’s Association Spring Meeting (March 27, 2013, The Inn at Ellis Square, Savannah, Georgia) Click to view: SPRING MTG. MARCH. 28, 2013

Georgia Coroner’s Association Executive Board Meeting (March 27, 2013, The Inn at Ellis Square, Savannah, Georgia) Click to view: EXEC. BOARD MTG. MARCH 27, 2013

Georgia Coroner’s Association Annual Fall Meeting (November 17, 2012, Macon Marriott City Center, Macon Georgia) Click to view: ANNUAL MTG. NOV.. 17, 2012

Georgia Coroner’s Association Executive Board Meeting (November 15, 2012, Macon Marriott City Center Macon Georgia) Click to view: EXEC. BOARD MTG. NOV 15, 2012