Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Cross Keys Foundation founder and president, and former member of the Brookhaven commission, is involved on many levels.
Kim Gokce, founding director and president of the Cross Keys Foundation, is one of Brookhaven's leading volunteers. Most recent he was honored as Volunteer of the Year by the YMCA of Metro Atlanta. The event was held at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Each year at the sponsored event, the Metro Atlanta YMCA bestows the title of “Volunteer of the Year” to acknowledge the success of volunteers who have made a significant contribution to the mission of one or more of the twenty-plus area YMCA centers and service locations in Atlanta metro. “When I was contacted about this recognition, I was sure there was some mistake — so many volunteers accomplish so much for so many children through the YMCA. I was very humbled,” said Gokce, who is also a …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Ben Vinson recently spoke to the Buckhead Business Association.
Ben Vinson, who chaired the Governor's Commission on Brookhaven, told members of the Buckhead Business Association that the momentum for cityhood may be slowing, according to the Reporter Newspaper. Vinson spoke at the organization's Jan. 23 breakfast meeting. Related Items: Attorney Ben Vinson, Chairman of Brookhaven Commission, to Speak at BBA Breakfast Patch's Extensive Coverage of the Brookhaven Commission
Friday, December 7, 2012
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The Brookhaven Commission has called a special meeting for Friday in what could be its final gathering before handing the cityhood process over to Mayor-elect J. Max Davis and the newly elected Brookhaven city council. The meeting is set for 8 pm at St. Martin's Episcopal School. As Patch reported Thursday afternoon, the commission cancelled its regular meeting, which would have been held Thursday night. In a statement, Chairman Ben Vinson said the commission would "instead focus on completing the evaluation process such that we can make final recommendations to the council members and thus carry out the transition." Related Items: Elections Are Over. What's Next For Brookhaven? Major Decisions Face The Brookhaven Commission. What Will …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The first round of RFP questions and answers are now on the commission's website.
Questions and answers surrounding the first round of requests-for-proposals (RFPs) for the new city of Brookhaven have been published on the Brookhaven Commission's website. The published questions and answers are part of the RFP process of the Governor's Commission on Brookhaven.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Besides approving its formal report, the commission also decided to continue meeting until a mayor and city council has been fully elected.
It'll continue to be business as usual - at least, as usual as possible for a city that still needs to elect a mayor and four city councilors between now and Dec. 17 - for Gov. Nathan Deal's Brookhaven Commission. On Wednesday night, the commission decided to continue its efforts in ramping up the city, given the fact that only one city councilman has been officially elected, while the other city officers await a Dec. 4 runoff. "As a result of there being no governing authority possible yet after yesterday's special election, the Commission will continue in a business as usual fashion conducting its efforts to support the ramp up for the City of Brookhaven" said Kim Gokce. The commission also decided to formally adopt and approve its …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The group is meeting tonight and Thursday night to determine its future course of actions.
Gov. Nathan Deal's Brookhaven Commission has called a special meeting for Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 pm, to formally adopt its report that will be presented to the mayor and city council. The meeting will be held at St. Martin's Episcopal School. The legislation creating the commission mandates that the committee adopt its formal recommendations one day after the Nov. 6 general election. The commission’s report is a compilation of the work the commission and its 10 committees have completed over the past two months. It is required to be handed over to the new mayor and city council the day after they are elected. On Thursday night, during its regularly scheduled 8 pm meeting, the commission will decide whether it needs to continue to meet, …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Two commission committees are also meeting today.
The Brookhaven Commission is set for its regular weekly meeting on Thursday evening, Nov. 1, from 8 pm to 9 pm at St. Martin's Episcopal School. Two of the commission's committees are also set to meet on Thursday: the executive search committee and the public works committee. Both will meet at the commission's temporary offices on Caldwell Road. This past week, the commission began accepting applications for city manager, attorney, clerk and accountant. Related Items: Brookhaven Commission Accepting Applications. What Will The Brookhaven Commission Actually Do? Five Questions With Ben Vinson, Chairman, Brookhaven Commission.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Applications for four positions, including city manager and city attorney, are now being accepted electronically via the commission's website.
The Brookhaven Commission has begun collecting applications for the new city's manager, clerk, attorney and accountant. Under the legislative bill creating the new city, the commission is required to present a report to the city's new mayor and city council on possible candidates' backgrounds and qualifications. The commission is accepting resume submissions electronically via its website for only those positions. Brookhaven's first-ever municipal elections will be held on Nov. 6. However, the races for mayor and the four city council seats all have three or more candidates, virtually assuring a Dec. 4 runoff. The city officially begins operations on Dec. 17, meaning the newly elected mayor and city council will only have about two weeks …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The group is holding its regular weekly meeting on Thursday night at 8 pm.
The Brookhaven Commission is set to hold its regular weekly meeting on Thursday night, Oct. 25, at St. Martin's Episcopal School. On the agenda are a series of committee reports, including: The commission's agenda and minutes can be found on the organization's website.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The commission is almost ready to send out its requests for proposals, which will allow vendors to submit bids.
The 10 comitttees of the Governor's Commission on Brookhaven are nearly finished with their requests for proposals, which will be a way to have vendors submit bids that the seated city council can review. At Thursday's commission meeting, the commission members voted on three main recommendations, from the Contracts & Proposals committee: a) Firewall finance and information technology functions. This means that no vendor that proposes a finance or IT package can submit a bid proposal for any other "package" of services the city will need. b) No omnibus proposals will be accepted. No one vendor can submit one large proposal for all of the functional areas. A vendor may, however, submit several proposals for various service packages, but not…