Winter 2011 Planning Meeting a huge success

Submitted by Sammy Smith (


SGA President Catherine Long lead a productive Planning Meeting all day on Saturday, 22 January 2011, attended by the SGA leadership. The SGA thanks Catherine for organizing and the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center for hosting the meeting.


Our first major agenda item was a stimulating and thought-provoking presentation by Ms. Allison Duncan of the Atlanta Regional Commission. She introduced the SGA leadership to the ARC’s Plan 2040 for the metro Atlanta area. The goal of this plan is to look forward toward sustainability in the face of anticipated population growth through 2040 and beyond. Read more about Plan 2040 online here.


The leadership moved forward with using the cloud for collaboration, especially Google Documents, etc. Matt Newberry helped the SGA establish an online presence on Facebook (story here).

Vice-President and President-Elect Tammy Herron discussed hotel and other planning options for the upcoming Spring Meeting. The date is tentatively May 13–15. Start thinking about establishing or hosting 2011 Archaeology Month events for your area. Look for more information on this website soon.

Early Georgia Editor-Elect M. Jared Wood (Athens) met with the SGA leadership for the first time, and discussed introducing undergraduate student papers as a distinct section into our Society’s journal.