Boards, Committees, Authorities
The Tattnall County Board of Commissioners is assisted by a number of appointed boards, councils, commissions, committees and authorities.
Generally speaking, terms such as board, council, commission, committee and authority are interchangeable in county government. The groups vary in size and responsibility. Some bodies are created for a specific length of time, while others are ongoing in their assistance to the Board of Commissioners.
In addition, commissioners make appointments to a variety of other authorities and boards throughout the county, region and state, who serve in advisory capacities for specific projects, services or facilities. These operate outside the direct supervision of the county government.
An authority is a political body enabled or created by the Georgia General Assembly. It has specific powers not available to county commission-created boards or committees, such as the power to issue revenue bonds, purchase property or execute contracts. Authorities can be established for a specific length of time or for an ongoing period of assistance.
Certain qualifications are required to hold positions on some boards, commissions, committees or authorities. These qualifications are stipulated in either the Tattnall County Code or the Georgia Code.
As a resident of Tattnall County, you are urged to offer your services on a volunteer basis to these Boards and Authorities. If you are interested in serving on a county board please contact the county manager at 912-557-4335 or click the link at right..