Meet the GAPC Board of Directors

 

Officers


Chair: Angela Threadgill serves as the Planning Director and Zoning Administrator for the City of Decatur and provides technical support to the Decatur Historic Preservation Commission and Decatur Planning Commission. Angela earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has worked as a historic preservation planner for the Asheville-Buncombe County Historic Resources Commission, the City of Atlanta, and the City and County of San Francisco Planning Department. She is the past Executive Director of Easements Atlanta, Inc., and served on the City of Avondale Estates Historic Preservation Commission.

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*Term expires 2019


Vice-Chair: Rozanne Braswell is a Senior Planner at the City of Albany, and provides technical support to the Albany-Dougherty Historic Preservation Commission. Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, she holds a Bachelor's degree from Auburn University.  Rozanne has worked as a Regional Planner with the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission in the areas of comprehensive planning, regional planning, historic preservation, zoning, and floodplain management.  She recently oversaw Albany's historic resources survey and is currently assisting neighborhoods with local historic district designations and expansions.   

*Term expires 2021


Secretary: Janet Joiner has served as Community Development Director for the City of Vienna since August, 2007. She oversees the City's Zoning and Planning Commission, the Development Authorities, Historic Preservation Commission, and the City’s Housing Initiative.  Prior to her work with the City of Vienna, she served as the Clerk of Dooly County and the Executive Director of the Vienna Historic Preservation Society.  She writes a monthly column, A Moment in History, for the local weekly newspaper.  Janet has received several awards, including the 2013 Delma Sangster Professional Woman of the Year by the Dooly County Chamber of CommerceEmail Janet

*Term expires 2020


Treasurer: Jessica Tullar is the Special Projects Manager for the City of Gainesville Department of Planning and Development. She provides technical support for the Gainesville Historic Preservation Commission, which has been operating since June 2002. Originally from the Atlanta metropolitan area, she attended the University of Georgia as an undergraduate and also received her Masters of Public Administration from UGA. Email Jessica

*Term expires 2018


Board Members


Region 1 Representative 

Vacant 


Region 2 Representative

Jessica Tullar, see Treasurer above. 


Region 3 Representative 

Angela Threadgill, see Chair above. 


Region 4 Representative 

Dianne Davidson has served for the past six years on the West Point Preservation Commission. A native of West Point, she graduated from college in New York and worked for the City of New York until her retirement. She is active in her community, chairing the marketing effort for West Point as part of the Better Hometown program. Dianne serves on the board of directors for the Senior Center in West Point as well as on the board of the regional senior citizens program.

*Term expires 2019


Region 5 Representative 

Vacant


Region 6 Representative 

Vacant 


Region 7 Representative 

Anne S. Floyd has served as the Regional Historic Preservation Planner for the Central Savannah River Area Regional Development Center (CSRA RDC) since 1987. In 1996, she was promoted to Director of Local Government Services, while still retaining the historic preservation planner position. Anne graduated from Hollins College in Roanoke, VA, with a B.A. in art history and from the Cooperstown Graduate Programs, SUNY at Oneonta, with an M.A. in history and American museum studies. Email Anne

*Term expires 2019 

  

Region 8 Representative 

Janet Joiner, see secretary above


Region 9 Representative 

Vacant 


Region 10 Representative 

Rozanne Braswell, see Vice-chair above Email Rozanne

*Term expires 2021


Region 11 Representative 

Mark Petermann Email Mark

*Term expires 2020


Region 12 Representative 

Vacant 

At Large Representatives  

Robyn Anderson is the Preservation Services Director for the local non-profit Historic Augusta, Inc. Email Robyn

*Term expires 2021


Wright Dempsey, Jr. practices law with a growing emphasis in cultural resource and historic preservation and holds a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a M.H.P. from Georgia State University. Wright serves as the Vice Chairman of the DeKalb County Historic Preservation Commission where he is in his second term.  The HPC is responsible for oversight of preservation efforts in Historic Druid Hills, Emory University, and other unincorporated areas of the county.  He is also Vice President of Development for Dunwoody Preservation Trust.  He serves as the current Executive Director of Easements Atlanta, Inc., which holds over 40 historic preservation easements in metropolitan Atlanta.  Email Wright 

*Term expires 2020


Elizabeth Elliott is the Main Street Manager and Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Washington. Email Elizabeth  

*Term expires 2021


Susan Hitchcock is a historical landscape architect with the National Park Service. She holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia, where she concentrated in historic landscape preservation. Susan serves on the Boards of the Southern Garden History Society and the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation. She is also a founding member of the Georgia Historic Landscape Initiative and serves on the Acquisitions Committee of the Cherokee Garden Library, the Advisory Committee of the Georgia Historic House and Garden Pilgrimage, the Garden Club of Georgia’s Historic Landscape and Garden Grant Committee, and the Eatonton Historic Preservation Commission and Tree Board. Her special areas of interest are southern garden history, Colonial Revival gardens, and English landscapes. Susan is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. Susan is also a graduate of the Honors College of the University of South Carolina. She and her husband, Jim, have devoted the past twelve years to the restoration of an antebellum house and garden in Eatonton, Georgia, where they live with their Main Coon cat, Bushtail. Email Susan

*Term expires 2021


Kha Thomas McDonald serves as the Senior Assistant City Manager – Human Resources & Community Relations for the City of Thomasville. Kha’s long-term interest in local history, design and historic preservation plays a big role in the City’s restoration goals at the Old Cemetery, the Old Magnolia Cemetery (also known as the Flipper Cemetery), the historic section of Laurel Hill Cemetery and the Civil War Prison Site.  Kha’s background includes work with preservation entities such as Thomasville Landmarks. Georgia Municipal Cemetery Association and the Thomasville/Thomas County Historical Society. She has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and a graduate certificate in Public Administration from Florida State University. Email Kha 

*Term expires 2021


Ex-Officio

James Reap is a professor and graduate coordinator of the Master of Historic Preservation Program at the University of Georgia and an attorney who specializes in heritage conservation law.  He is a founding member of both GAPC and the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and is a former board member of both organizations. He was Chair of the Decatur and DeKalb County Historic Preservation Commissions and Vice Chair of the Athens Commission. Past president of the Athens Historic Society and the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, James is active both nationally and internationally in the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), serving as an officer at both levels.  His a board member of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield. James holds a B.A. in American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from the University of GeorgiaEmail James


Allison Asbrock serves as the Outreach Program Manager and CLG Coordinator at the Georgia Historic Preservation Division. Allison joined HPD in November 2015. She holds a B.A. in Classical Studies from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. As the Certified Local Government (CLG) Coordinator and Outreach Program Manager, Allison provides assistance to local historic preservation commissions and communities interested in incorporating preservation into their community programs. Prior to working at HPD, she held internships with the Nashville Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission and the National Park Service, and completed her Master's thesis on Certified Local Government Program. Email Allison


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