It’s been announced that nomination meetings to fill three positions on the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) Board of Directors will be held soon.
The GPC District 5 nomination meeting will be held at the Macon County Extension Service Office located at 100 Sumter St., Courthouse Annex in Oglethorpe on Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. Donald Chase of Macon County is the district incumbent. Counties in District 5 include: Chattahoochee, Clay, Lee, Macon, Marion, Peach, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Terrell and Webster.
The GPC District 4 nomination meeting will be held at the Bleckley County Farm Bureau Office located at 157 West Dykes Street in Cochran on Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. Rodney Dawson of Pulaski County is the District 4 incumbent. Counties in District 4 include: Bleckley, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Houston, Laurens, Pulaski, Telfair, Twiggs, Wheeler, Wilcox and Wilkinson.
The GPC District 2 nomination meeting will be held at the Tift County Farm Bureau office located at 1618 Whiddon Mill Road in Tifton at 11 a.m. on Dec. 22. Armond Morris is the incumbent in the district. Counties in District 2 include: Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Thomas, Tift, Turner and Worth.
If more than one person is nominated, an election will be conducted by mail ballot at a date to be announced. Commission by-laws state that a person must receive a majority of the votes cast for a position in order 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 Georgia Peanut Commission Board. Commission members serve terms of three years.