Water & Sewer Authority Board
No. of Members: Seven
Term Length: Five Years
Term Limit: Two full terms
Compensation: Yes – per meeting
Training Required: None
Meeting Schedule: See below
Appointment: Members are appointed by BOC and City of Douglasville on a rotation schedule
Sets policies for the WSA and makes decisions on pending projects and purchases.
WSA policies are set by a Board of Directors composed of seven members. Five of the Board members are interested, local residents appointed alternately by the City Council and Mayor of the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Commission Chairman to serve five-year staggered terms.
The Mayor of the City of Douglasville and the Chairman of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners both serve as ex-officio voting members of the Authority. The Board appoints the Executive Director who serves by contract.
The WSA Board of Directors holds a work session on the last Monday of each month where it hears presentations and recommendations in detail from the Executive Director and staff and discusses pending projects and purchases. It meets in a voting session the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month to vote on those issues discussed at the work session, to approve the Minutes of the preceding voting session, to receive a monthly Status Report from the Executive Director, and to listen to comments from any participating citizens. All are public meetings, and are held at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Administration Building located at 8763 Hospital Drive in Douglasville.
In an effort to avoid situations of a potential conflict of interest, the Board of Directors of the Authority requests that, in deliberating upon appointments to the Board of Directors of the Authority, each candidate is requested to disclose the following information in writing to the nominating and appointing bodies: (a) all real property in which the candidate or his/her immediate family has a collective interest; (b) the names of all business entities in which the applicant, the applicant's spouse or persons residing in his/her home have an investment interest that is separately or collectively greater than one percent; (c) all profit or not-for-profit public or private boards or authorities upon which the applicant serves; (d) the applicant's employer; and (e) the names of any relatives working for the WSA Authority.