2017 GMCA Annual Conference

  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • Friday, October 06, 2017
  • 1:00 PM
  • Marriott Macon City Center 240 Coliseum Dr. Macon, GA 31217


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Join us, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Georgia Municipal Cemetery Association! 

Conference Hotel:

Marriott Macon City Center

$120 + Tax per night

$5 per day parking


240 Coliseum Dr.

Macon, Georgia  31217

Reservations at the special block rate

must be made by September 12. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

9:00 - Registration

10:00 - Welcome and Announcements

Kim Campbell, Director of Preservation Field Services, Historic Macon Foundation

10:15 - “The Public Cemetery Meeting Challenges in a Time of Change”

Dr. Robert Yehl, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Valdosta State University

11:15 - “Incorporating Historic Resources in Madison's Historic Revitalization Efforts”

 Wes Ryals, Lead Design Associate, Environs Design Studio and Monica Callahan, Planning and Development Director, City of Madison                   

12:00 - Lunch

1:15 - Business Meeting

2:00 - “Introduction to Archives and Records Management”

Luciana Spracher, Director, City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives

3:00 - “Digital Methods for Documenting Cemeteries”

Chad Keller, Professor of Preservation Design at Savannah of Art and Design

Thursday, October 5, 2017

8:00 - Breakfast

9:00 - “Righting a Sinking Ship—Transforming Municipal Cemeteries”

Kim McKnight, AICP, CNU-A, Environmental Conservation Program Manager, Historic Preservation Planning, City of Austin

11:00 - Rose Hill Cemetery Tour

12:30 - Lunch

1:30 - History of the GMCA

Stan Rogers, Cemetery Director, City of Rome

2:00 - “Every Cemetery Has a Story”

Len Strozier, Omega Mapping Services

3:00 - Open Forum

5:00 - Reception

Friday, October 6, 2017

8:00 - Breakfast

9:00 - “Tomb It May Concern: Listing Cemeteries in the National Register of Historic Places”

Laura Beth Ingle, National Register Architectural Historian, and Sarah Love, Architectural Coordinator, Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

9:45 - “Archaeological Considerations in the Management of Cemeteries”

S. Dwight Strickland, President and Senior Archaeologist,       Southeastern Horizons, Inc.

11:00 - Ocmulgee Indian Mounds Tour

12:00 - Lunch

"Georgia Municipal Cemetery Association" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Georgia , 330 Bonaventure Rd., Savannah, GA 31404

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