Governance Commitee

The Governance Committee of the Atlanta Regional Commission provides oversight of all internal policy related issues and actively participates in the governance of the Atlanta Regional Commission. The Budget Audit Review Subcommittee, Pension Subcommittee, Strategic Relations Subcommittee, and Ethics Subcommittee are all housed within the Governance Committee.

Key duties include:

  • To take action on items not required to be reviewed by the full Board.
  • To advise the Board relative to legislation affecting Commission purposes, functions, or duties.
  • To advise the Board regarding actions by Commission staff and legal counsel to initiate litigation on behalf of the Commission and to defend litigation brought against the Commission.
  • To determine the compensation for the Executive Director at the time of the director’s appointment and to annually review and establish the compensation level thereafter.
  • To review budget and audit matters, including financial status of the Commission; Commission audits; and the annual work program and budget of the Commission.
  • To advise the Board on all internal policy matters, as well as matters of communications, community engagement, government relations, and strategic initiatives.

Membership of the committee includes the Chair of the Commission, the officers of the Board and the Chairs of the Standing Committees and Grant Required Boards (Advisory Committee on Aging; Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board; Community Resources Committee, Senior Policy Group; and Transportation and Air Quality Committee).

Meeting Schedule and Location

The Governance Committee meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 12 noon. Please call ARC at 404-463-3100 to confirm.

Next Meeting
Meeting date and time Location
March 10, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Meeting Materials:

View the ARC Governance Committee Meeting from February 10, 2021

Governance Members

Jeff Turner, Clayton County Commissioner

Rochelle Robinson, Mayor, City of Douglasville

Eric Dial, Mayor, Town of Tyrone

Robert “Bob” Reeves, ARC Citizen District 3

Kerry Armstrong, ARC Citizen District 9

Mark Mathews, ARC Citizen District 14

Dennis Burnette, ARC Citizen District 15

NOTICE: Gov. Brian Kemp has extended a public health emergency declaration and a statewide shelter-in-place order for older adults and medically fragile residents through June 12.

The Atlanta Regional Commission office at 229 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, is closed to the public until further notice. All employees are working remotely and conducting business operations. ARC employees can be contacted directly during normal business hours. However, if you need immediate assistance call 404-463-3100.

If you are seeking resources for older persons and individuals with disabilities, contact us at404-463-3333 or visit

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