Appointment and Terms of Board Members (reference OCGA 10-9-6 a.):
The board of governors of the authority shall consist of 15 members. Each member shall serve for a term of four years, with the beginning and ending dates of terms to be specified by the Governor. All members of the board shall be appointed by the Governor of the State of Georgia and shall serve until the appointment and qualification of a successor. Said members shall be appointed from the general public; and no person holding any other office of profit or trust under the state shall be appointed to membership.
Management of business and affairs of authority; bylaws, rules, and regulations; quorum; delegation of authority to committees (reference OCGA 10-9-7).
(a) The management of the business and affairs of the authority shall be vested in the board of governors, subject to the provisions of this chapter and to the provisions of bylaws adopted by the board of governors as authorized by this chapter.
(b) The board of governors shall have the power to make the bylaws, rules, and regulations for the government of the authority and the operation, management, and maintenance of the project as it may determine appropriate.
(c) A majority of the number of members of the board then in office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The vote of a majority of the members of the board present at the time of the vote, if a quorum is present at such time, shall be the act of the board unless the vote of a greater number is required by law or by the bylaws of the board of governors.
(d) If the bylaws of the authority so provide, the board of governors, by resolution adopted by a majority of the full board of governors, may designate from among its members an executive committee and one or more other committees, each consisting of two or more members of the board and each of which, to the extent provided in such resolution or the bylaws of the authority, shall have and may exercise such authority as the board of governors may delegate to it. Unless otherwise provided in the bylaws of the authority, any such committee shall act by a majority of its members. The designation of any such committee and the delegation thereto of authority shall not operate to relieve the board of governors or any member thereof of any responsibility imposed by law.